Definition of curtain-up in English:


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[in singular]
  • The beginning of a stage performance: curtain-up is at 8 p.m.
    More example sentences
    • The panto will be staged at Castlecomer Community Centre, with curtain-up nightly at 8 p.m. There will be matinee performances on both Sunday afternoons, for the children.
    • At curtain-up, a chorus of Beefeaters and RAF chicks welcomes the royal family onto the stage, with each Windsor dressed in suitable garb.
    • I can personally attest to the similarities between the atmospheres backstage before curtain-up and that of a restaurant in the buildup to a dinner service.

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