from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See screen.
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- n. the cinema screen onto which movies are projected
- n. By extension, the movies or that related to movies or cinema.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the film industry
- n. a white or silvered surface where pictures can be projected for viewing
From a type of movie screen covered with silver-colored metallic paint.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Tinseltown, with its reference to the silver screen and the glamour surrounding it, is at least mildly positive,” says Arnold Zwicky, visiting professor of linguistics at Stanford.