act curtain


Definition of act curtain

: a curtain in a theater drawn or lowered between acts

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First Known Use of act curtain

1822, in the meaning defined above

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“Act curtain.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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