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curtain

cur·tain

curtain

 
 
pronunciation:
kuhr tn
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a piece of cloth hung in a window, archway, or other opening for decoration, to shut out light or to conceal something.
definition 2: anything that functions as a screen or barrier.
similar words:
screen
definition 3: the curtain used to conceal the stage in a theater.
definition 4: the beginning or end of a theatrical performance or scene, when the curtain is commonly opened or closed.
definition 5: (pl.; slang) the end; death.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: curtained, curtaining, curtains
definition 1: to provide with curtains.
We curtained the bedroom.
similar words:
drape
definition 2: to conceal or block off with or as if with a curtain.
Fog curtained the town.
similar words:
cover
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