- a curtain that is lowered into position from the flies.
Origin of drop curtain
First recorded in 1825–35
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Examples from the Web for drop curtain
In these theatres there was a drop-curtain, but little or no scenery.The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner
Charles Dudley Warner
Under a sky as blue and amid nature poetical as a drop-curtain, one's moral nature dozes.Memoirs of My Dead Life
My screen and gas are set up in front of the drop-curtain, and the most delicate touches will tell anywhere.
The Drop-curtain should be made of white muslin, and measure in width several inches wider than the opening in the picture-frame.The Boy Craftsman
A. Neely Hall
Gerhardt had painted the drop-curtain, and assisted in the general construction of scenery and effects.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete
Albert Bigelow Paine
- theatre a curtain that is suspended from the flies and can be raised and lowered onto the stageAlso called: drop cloth, drop
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