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on-screen

[on-skreen, awn-] /ˈɒnˈskrin, ˈɔn-/
adjective
1.
occurring within a motion picture or television show or in an actor's professional life:
a raucous on-screen personality that was at odds with his quiet private life.
2.
displayed on a television screen; supplied by means of television:
an on-screen course in economics.
adverb
3.
in a motion picture or television program or in one's professional life:
On-screen he's a villain.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55
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Examples from the web for on-screen
  • All functions are accessed with a thumb-operated controller and easy-to-navigate, on-screen menus.
  • Perhaps the government is worried that the ensuing violence on-screen may incite violence off-screen as well.
  • Fox's on-screen stalkings have been no less disturbing.
  • But the collision of the right actor and the right director can cause a spark that ignites magic on-screen.
  • Her admirers have been legion from the moment she appeared on-screen.
  • As compelling as she is on-screen, in real life she can be restrained and self-effacing to the point of blandness.
  • He flinched as the soldiers on-screen ordered him to be quiet.
  • If you enjoy sinking yourself into a role and not worrying about it being your face on-screen, this does offer you that.
  • The real attraction of digital television, however, is the on-screen programme guide.
  • And an on-screen keyboard is perfect for interacting with content on the web.
Contemporary definitions for on-screen
adjective, adverb
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