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noun screen pronunciation in American English /skrin/ 
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pluralscreens
  1. 1
    [countable] the flat surface on a computer, television, or piece of electronic equipment where words and pictures are shown

    a computer/radar/TV screen

    A new icon will appear on your screen.

    Suddenly the screen went blank.

    1. b.
      [only before noun] relating to a computer screen or to what you can see on it

      Change the screen resolution.

      You need to refresh the screen display.

  2. 2
    [countable] cinema the flat surface in a movie theater where the picture is shown
    1. a.
      [uncountable] movies in general
      stage and screen:

      She was a star of stage and screen.

    2. b.
      [only before noun] connected with the movies

      her screen debut/career

      He sold the screen rights of his book for $5 million.

  3. 5
    [countable] something that protects you or allows you to hide
    screen of:

    His car was parked behind a screen of trees.

    screen for:

    The cattle provided a screen for the soldiers.

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