Definition of drop curtain in English:

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drop curtain

Pronunciation: /ˈdräp ˌkərtn/

noun

A curtain or painted cloth lowered vertically onto a theater stage.
Example sentences
  • The wooden horse, on the other hand, is cleverly managed, first entering on the upper ramp and then reappearing on a drop curtain as a gigantic, threatening silhouette - an effective solution to an almost impossible bit of stage business.
  • Although the spectacular drop curtain had to be taken down because of asbestos, the pictures that remain of it are phenomenal.
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