drop scene

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  1. a drop curtain, often of painted or dyed canvas, located downstage and used as the backdrop for a scene played while the set upstage is being changed.

  2. a scene or act played with less intensity than the preceding one.

  1. the last scene of an act or play.

Origin of drop scene

First recorded in 1805–15

Words Nearby drop scene

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How to use drop scene in a sentence

  • Some decorations have been added since last year, and an allegorical drop-scene has been painted.

  • Through the centre of the rear drop scene is seen a small chamber in which is a suit of armor standing upright.

    Magic | Ellis Stanyon
  • There was a black curtain, like a drop-scene; and I knew that, as soon as that lifted, I should be dead and on the other side.

    Lady Lilith | Stephen McKenna
  • A composition like this on the drop-scene of a theatre would scarcely surprise us, but here we rub our eyes.

    The Channel Islands | Joseph Morris
  • At night the façade behaves very oddly, for it becomes then as flat as a drop scene.