curtain–raiser

play
noun cur·tain–rais·er \ˈkər-tən-ˌrā-zər\

Definition of curtain–raiser

  1. 1 :  a short play usually of one scene that is presented before the main full-length drama

  2. 2 :  a usually short preliminary to a main event

1886

First Known Use of curtain–raiser

1886


CURTAIN–RAISER Defined for English Language Learners

curtain–raiser

play
noun cur·tain–rais·er \ˈkər-tən-ˌrā-zər\

Definition of curtain–raiser for English Language Learners

  • : a short performance or event that comes before the main performance or event


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