drop curtain

noun

: a stage curtain that can be lowered and raised

Examples of drop curtain in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Then in the 1960s and ’70s, as the women’s movement gained momentum, some symphony director had the idea of putting auditioning musicians behind a drop curtain. Henry Gass, The Christian Science Monitor, 18 Sep. 2020 The stage was covered by a drop curtain that had a painting of the burning steamboat Bulletin No. 2, a disaster survived by young Church and his white father and master, Captian Charles B. Church. Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, 20 Feb. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1832, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of drop curtain was in 1832

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“Drop curtain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drop%20curtain. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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