Definition of curtain time in English:

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curtain time


[in singular]
The beginning of a stage performance: curtain time is at 8 p.m.
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  • Miraculously, the skies opened up on Saturday afternoon and golden rays of sunlight dried the stage by curtain time.
  • On a treeless mountainside a half mile distant, forty or more elks were milling about like so many performers waiting for curtain time, and a few would-be stars were exercising their vocal chords now and again to stay warmed up.
  • Now in Columbus, four hours before curtain time, as Stephen was finishing last-minute preparations, we were talking about the question that must plague all small-scale organizers: Does any of this matter?

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Syllabification: cur·tain time

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