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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
1. A small sculpture carved in relief on a background of another color.
2. A short description, literary sketch, etc., that effectively presents the subject.
3. A very brief appearance by a well-known actor or celebrity in a film, typically in a non-speaking role.
4. A brief appearance or a minor role.
From Italian cammeo, from Latin cammaeus. Earliest documented use: 1561.
Why hasn’t anyone performed a cameo role while wearing cameo jewelry? That would be the most logical thing to do.
“Hard-stone cameos are often in rings as well as in pendants.”
Stan Shelley; In Lesser Cameos, the Value Comes from the Metal Setting; Times News (Hendersonville, North Carolina); Dec 8, 2011.
“Since then Egypt has largely avoided overseas adventures, save for an unimpressive cameo in the Gulf war in 1991.”
Showdown on the Nile; The Economist (London, UK); Jul 4, 2020.
See more usage examples of cameo in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Life is a jest, and all things show it, / I thought so once, and now I know it. -John Gay, poet and dramatist (30 Jun 1685-1732)