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A curtain or painted cloth lowered vertically on to a theatre stage.
window hanging, hanging, screen, blindView synonyms
- ‘Although the spectacular drop curtain had to be taken down because of asbestos, the pictures that remain of it are phenomenal.’
- ‘The wooden horse, on the other hand, is cleverly managed, first entering on the upper ramp and then reappearing on a drop curtain as a gigantic, threatening silhouette - an effective solution to an almost impossible bit of stage business.’
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