a curtain, often used as an act curtain, designed to be drawn aside and up to give a festooned or draped effect.
What’s The Deal With Piqued, Peeked, And Peaked?
When do you use piqued? The word set we’re examining today can send writers into a spiral of uncertainty when it comes to word choice, particularly in the context of one expression: piqued my interest, peaked my interest, or peeked my interest? The answer is piqued—and here’s why. Pique means “to excite (interest, curiosity, etc.),” as in “The suspenseful movie trailer piqued my curiosity.” The term also …
Origin of tableau curtain
First recorded in 1945–50
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