drop curtain

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nounTheater.
  1. a curtain that is lowered into position from the flies.

Origin of drop curtain

1
First recorded in 1825–35

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How to use drop curtain in a sentence

  • Gerhardt had painted the drop-curtain, and assisted in the general construction of scenery and effects.

  • The door closed, and the inmates drew a long breath; it was as if the drop curtain had descended between the acts of a drama.

    Pippin; A Wandering Flame | Laura E. Richards
  • The drop curtain was up, showing a pretty English country scene.

    Life in an Indian Outpost | Gordon Casserly
  • These delicious fancies and reflections, however, were now interrupted by the falling of the drop-curtain.

  • A huge diagram was placed on the drop curtain, showing the seats that were to be sold divided into blocks.

    The Mapleson Memoirs, vol II | James H. Mapleson

British Dictionary definitions for drop curtain

drop curtain

noun
  1. theatre a curtain that is suspended from the flies and can be raised and lowered onto the stage: Also called: drop cloth, drop

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