Of, having, or being a camera lens with a relatively short focal length that permits an angle of view wider than approximately 70°.(adjective)
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Use "wide-angle" in a sentence
"The tall, gangly actor, with a shock of blond hair and what the late longtime AP drama critic Michael Kuchwara called a "wide-angle smile" and "a television face, just right for popular consumption," appeared a success."
"We note that 55% of respondents answered correctly that Bloomberg is "a big-city mayor," in the survey that the venerable CBS news show and the magazine conduct each month to give a "wide-angle" view of topics in culture, lifestyle, politics and other subjects."
"If the mummies elicit fascinated gasps, one photograph is bound to make children titter: A section on Hellenic artifacts includes a wide-angle shot of men sprinting across a dusty stadium, buttocks bared, during a 2004 re-enactment of the original, classical Olympic games."