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curtain US English

A piece of material suspended at the top to form a covering or screen, typically one of a pair at a window

curtain US Thesaurus

he drew the curtains

the curtain in curtain US English

A screen of heavy cloth or other material that can be raised or lowered at the front of a stage

curtain-up US English

The beginning of a stage performance

bead curtain US English

A screen formed of a set of long strings threaded with beads, typically hung in a doorway

cafe curtain US English

A curtain covering the lower half of a window

curtain call US English

The appearance of one or more performers on stage after a performance to acknowledge the audience’s applause

curtain ring US English

A ring, typically one of brass or wood, used to fasten a curtain to a rail or rod

curtain-sider US English

A lorry or trailer having fabric sides

curtain time US English

The beginning of a stage performance

curtain wall US English

A fortified wall around a medieval castle, typically one linking towers together

drop curtain US English

A curtain or painted cloth lowered vertically onto a theater stage

Iron Curtain US English

The notional barrier separating the former Soviet bloc and the West prior to the decline of communism that followed the political events in eastern Europe in 1989

lace-curtain US English

Having social pretensions; self-consciously genteel

bamboo curtain US English

A political and economic barrier between China and noncommunist countries

curtain lecture US English

An instance of a wife reprimanding her husband in private

curtain raiser US English

An entertainment or other arts event happening just before a longer or more important one

curtain speech US English

A speech of thanks or appreciation to an audience, made after a performance by an actor playing a leading role, typically from the front of the stage with the curtains closed

safety curtain US English

A fireproof curtain that can be lowered between the stage and the main part of a theater to prevent the spread of fire

curtain of fire US English

Rapid, continuous artillery or machine-gun fire on a designated line or area

ring down the curtain US English

Cause a theater curtain to be lowered (or raised)

bring down the curtain on US English

Bring to an end

curtain of fire in curtain US English

Rapid, continuous artillery or machine-gun fire on a designated line or area

beaded curtain in bead curtain US English

A screen formed of a set of long strings threaded with beads, typically hung in a doorway

tableau curtains US English

(In the theatre) a pair of curtains drawn open by diagonal cords fixed to the lower inner corners

ring down the curtain in ring2 US English

Cause a theater curtain to be lowered (or raised)

ring down or up the curtain in ring2 US English

Cause a theater curtain to be lowered (or raised)