cameo
noun (plural -eos) Etymology: Middle English camew, from Middle French camau, kamaheu Date: 15th century 1. a. a gem carved in relief; especially a small piece of sculpture on a stone or shell cut in relief in one layer with another contrasting layer serving as background b. a small medallion with a profiled head in relief 2. a carving or sculpture made in the manner of a cameo 3. a usually brief literary or filmic piece that brings into delicate or sharp relief the character of a person, place, or event 4. a small theatrical role usually performed by a well-known actor and often limited to a single scene; broadly a brief appearance or role • cameo adjectivecameo transitive verb

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  • Cameo — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Para otros usos de este término, véase CAMEO (satélite). Un cameo es la aparición de una persona o un material conocido en una película, en una serie de televisión o en cualquier medio, sin que se refleje en los… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Cameo — bezeichnet: das englische Wort für Kamee, ein erhabenes Steinschnitt Relief Cameo Auftritt in Filmen Cameo (Band), eine 1974 gegründete US amerikanische Funk/R B Gruppe Cameo Records, ein US amerikanisches Plattenlabel Cameo (Apfel), eine… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Caméo — d Alfred Hitchcock dans Les Enchaînés Un caméo (francisation du terme anglophone cameo appearance, apparu en 1851 dans le monde du théâtre) est l apparition fugace dans un récit d un acteur, d une actrice, du réalisateur ou d une personnalité …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Cameo — Cam e*o (k[a^]m [ e]*[ o]), n.; pl. {Cameos} (k[a^]m [ e]*[=o]z). [It. cammeo; akin to F. cam[ e]e, cama[ i]eu, Sp. camafeo, LL. camaeus, camahutus; of unknown origin.] A carving in relief, esp. one on a small scale used as a jewel for personal… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cameo — has a plural cameos. In its meaning ‘a small character part in a play or film’, it is used mainly attributively, as in cameo part, cameo role, etc.: • Rather than play these zonking great parts…I will try to find some dazzling little cameo roles… …   Modern English usage

  • Camēo — (Cammēo), Kamee …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Cameo — Camēo (ital.), Kamee …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • cameo — v. cammeo …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • cameo — 16c., camuse, camfeo, etc. (from early 13c. in Anglo L.), carved precious stone with two layers of colors, from It. cammeo (13c.), from M.L. cammæus, of unknown origin, perhaps ultimately from Arabic qamaa il flower buds, or Pers. chumahan agate …   Etymology dictionary

  • cameo — ► NOUN (pl. cameos) 1) a piece of jewellery consisting of a portrait in profile carved in relief on a background of a different colour. 2) a short piece of writing which neatly encapsulates something. 3) a small distinctive part played by a… …   English terms dictionary

  • cameo — [kam′ē ō΄] n. pl. cameos [It cammeo < ML camaeus, camahutus; ult. < ? Pers chumāhän, agate] 1. a carving in relief on certain stratified gems (sardonyx, agate, etc.) or shells so that the raised design, often a head in profile, is usually… …   English World dictionary

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