Definition of cameo noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkæmiəʊ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkæmioʊ//
    (pl. cameos) Film reviews and promotion, Film people
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  1. 1a small part in a film/movie or play for a famous actor a cameo role/appearance Wordfinderactor, audition, body double, cameo, cast, play, role, star, stuntman, understudy See related entries: Film reviews and promotion, Film people
  2. 2a short piece of writing that gives a good description of somebody/something
  3. 3 a piece of jewellery that consists of a raised design, often of a head, on a background of a different colour a cameo brooch/ring
  4. Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French camahieu, cama(h)u; later influenced by Italian cam(m)eo, from medieval Latin cammaeus, related to the Old French word.
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