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English definition of “the big screen”

the big screen

noun [S] uk   us  
films that are shown in cinemas: He will soon be returning to the big screen for his first movie since 1990.
big-screen
adjective [before noun] uk   us  
Her first big-screen success was in the movie "Rosemary's Baby".
(Definition of the big screen from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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