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cameo

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Italian cammeo. The movie sense is short for “cameo role” referring to a famous person who was playing no character, but him or herself. Like a cameo brooch — a low-relief carving of a person’s head or bust — the actor or celebrity is instantly recognizable. More recently, it has come to refer to any short appearances, whether as a character or as oneself.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cameo (plural cameos)

  1. A piece of jewelry, etc., carved in relief.
  2. A single very brief appearance, especially by a prominent celebrity in a movie or song.
    Famous comic book writer Stan Lee had a cameo in the Spider-Man movie. He was on screen for perhaps ten seconds, but aficionados distinctly remember him.

TranslationsEdit

VerbEdit

cameo (third-person singular simple present cameos, present participle cameoing, simple past and past participle cameoed)

  1. To appear in a cameo role.

AnagramsEdit


ItalianEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From English.

NounEdit

cameo m (plural camei)

  1. cameo (short appearance)

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English.

NounEdit

cameo m (plural cameos)

  1. cameo (short appearance)