One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1The time allotted to or occupied by a particular subject, actor, etc., on film or television.‘these characters deserve more screen time’
- ‘While the pair star in the same film, they share little or no screen time together, making the film a disappointment for many.’
- ‘It's taking them all day to do two shots - maybe seven seconds of screen time.’
- ‘The film allows screen time for a number of different dance pieces to be played out in their entirety, much like a musical.’
- ‘All told, these characters only took up a small percentage of screen time in the first film.’
- ‘I just did not feel he captured the essence of the doctor, and this hurt the film seeing how much screen time he has.’
2Time spent using a device such as a computer, television, or games console.
- ‘Ask teachers how much screen time kids get each day.’
- ‘People do not want to hear that the American Academy of Pediatrics says that children under two should not have any screen time.’
- ‘Limit your children's recreational screen time to fewer than two hours a day.’
- ‘Too much screen time has also been associated with obesity and has fed into wider cultural laments that children don't get out enough.’
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