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curtain British & World English

A piece of material suspended at the top to form a screen, typically movable sideways along a rail and found as one of a pair at a window

curtain English Thesaurus

Colin closed the window and drew the curtains

the curtain in curtain British & World English

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

curtain-up British & World English

The beginning of a stage performance

bead curtain British & World English

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

cafe curtain British & World English

A curtain covering the lower half of a window

curtain call British & World English

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

curtain fire British & World English

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

curtain ring British & World English

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

curtain-sider British & World English

A lorry or trailer having fabric sides

curtain time British & World English

The beginning of a stage performance

curtain wall British & World English

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

drop curtain British & World English

A curtain or painted cloth lowered vertically on to a theatre stage

Iron Curtain British & World English

A 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 British & World English

Having social pretensions; self-consciously genteel

bamboo curtain British & World English

A political and economic barrier between China and noncommunist countries

curtain lecture British & World English

An instance of a wife reprimanding her husband in private

curtain-raiser British & World English

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

curtain speech British & World 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 British & World English

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

ring down the curtain British & World English

Cause a theatre curtain to be lowered (or raised)

beaded curtain in bead curtain British & World English

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

tableau curtains British & World 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 British & World English

Cause a theatre curtain to be lowered (or raised)

curtain of fire in curtain fire British & World English

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

ring down or up the curtain in ring2 British & World English

Cause a theatre curtain to be lowered (or raised)