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a piece of material suspended at the top to form a covering or screen, typically one of a pair at a window:she drew the curtains and lit the fire figurativethrough the curtain of falling snow, she could just make out gravestones
) a screen of heavy cloth or other material that can be raised or lowered at the front of a stage.
a raising or lowering of the curtain at the beginning or end of an act or scene on a stage:the art is to hold your audience right from the opening curtain
) informal a disastrous outcome:it looked like curtains for me
verb [with object] (often as adjective curtained)
provide with a curtain or curtains:a curtained window conceal or screen with a curtain:a curtained-off side room figurativeher unbound hair curtaining her face