Meaning of screen time in English:

screen time


mass noun
  • 1The time allotted to or occupied by a particular subject, actor, etc., on film or television.

    ‘these characters deserve more 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.’
    • ‘While the pair star in the same film, they share little or no screen time together, making the film a disappointment for many.’
    • ‘I just did not feel he captured the essence of the doctor, and this hurt the film seeing how much screen time he has.’
    • ‘All told, these characters only took up a small percentage of screen time in the first film.’
    • ‘It's taking them all day to do two shots - maybe seven seconds of screen time.’
  • 2Time spent using a device such as a computer, television, or games console.

    ‘Ask teachers how much screen time kids get each day.’
    • ‘Limit your children's recreational screen time to fewer than two hours a day.’
    • ‘People do not want to hear that the American Academy of Pediatrics says that children under two should not have any screen time.’
    • ‘Too much screen time has also been associated with obesity and has fed into wider cultural laments that children don't get out enough.’