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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".
Translations of “the big screen”
in Chinese (Traditional) 大銀幕電影…
in Chinese (Simplified) 大银幕电影…
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