Definition of curtain-up in English:

curtain-up

Line breaks: curtain-up

noun

[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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