Definition of widescreen in English:

widescreen

noun

  • 1[usually as modifier] A cinema or television screen presenting a wide field of vision in relation to its height:

    ‘a widescreen TV’
    ‘the film makes good use of the widescreen format’
    • ‘First of all, it didn't fit my screen because I was viewing on a widescreen.’
    • ‘With both devices, the world comes at us as a moving picture, framed by the widescreen and by the windscreen.’
    • ‘Flat widescreens are the best choice for home cinema, as they not only marry beautifully with the format of DVD but give a clear clean picture edge to edge, even when you are not sitting directly in front of them.’
    • ‘Of course, it could be the present if HDTV and widescreens were affordable to the greater public.’
    • ‘Mr Gourlay said the standard cathode ray tube widescreens still had his vote for better picture quality over the more expensive plasma screens.’
    1. 1.1[mass noun] A film format presenting a wide field of vision in relation to height:
      ‘I filmed in widescreen’
      • ‘However, we do get the option of viewing the film in widescreen or full frame.’
      • ‘Do yourself a favor and at the very least rent this film - preferably in widescreen.’
      • ‘Finally there is a theatrical trailer for the film presented in non-anamorphic widescreen.’
      • ‘New films are colour and widescreen, so that is what the public wants.’
      • ‘Concerts really fare better in widescreen, just like films.’
      • ‘The film is presented in anamorphic widescreen with a perfectly serviceable transfer.’
      • ‘The only other extra supplement included on this disc is a theatrical trailer for the film presented in anamorphic widescreen.’
      • ‘Regardless, whether it was filmed in widescreen or not, the quality of the picture is undeniable.’
      • ‘Not only is the film in anamorphic widescreen, but the transfer looks fantastic.’
      • ‘The film is presented in widescreen, and is for the most part riddled with scratches and dirt.’
      • ‘It was famously said that widescreen was only good for filming a train or a snake.’
      • ‘It is impossible to tell if this film is in anamorphic widescreen or not.’
      • ‘The main problem in the footage revolved around the fact that I filmed in widescreen.’
      • ‘The film is presented in anamorphic widescreen and while the transfer itself is solid enough the print used as a source does carry some dirt and, in one very noticeable instance, some scratching.’
      • ‘Unlike most cut sequences, these are presented in anamorphic widescreen and look just as good as the final film's transfer.’
      • ‘The episodes were apparently all shot in a widescreen format, and they are presented in anamorphic widescreen here.’
      • ‘There is an option to view the film in either widescreen or full.’
      • ‘He filmed in Technicolor and widescreen for the only time in his career.’
      • ‘The picture quality is clear and bright, but only four of the videos are filmed in widescreen, and none are anamorphic.’
      • ‘The film is presented in anamorphic widescreen, which does betray the digital source of the film to some extent.’

Pronunciation

widescreen

/ˈwʌɪdskriːn/