cameo

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Italian cammeo. The movie sense is short for “cameo role” referring to a famous person who was playing no character, but him or herself. Like a cameo brooch — a low-relief carving of a person’s head or bust — the actor or celebrity is instantly recognizable. More recently, it has come to refer to any short appearances, whether as a character or as oneself.

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Noun[edit]

cameo (plural cameos)

  1. A piece of jewelry, etc., carved in relief.
  2. A single very brief appearance by a prominent celebrity in a movie or song.
    Famous comic book writer Stan Lee had a cameo in the Spider-Man movie. He was on screen for perhaps ten seconds, but aficionados distinctly remember him.

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Verb[edit]

cameo (third-person singular simple present cameos, present participle cameoing, simple past and past participle cameoed)

  1. To appear in a cameo role.

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Italian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From English.

Noun[edit]

cameo m (plural camei)

  1. cameo (short appearance)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English.

Noun[edit]

cameo m (plural cameos)

  1. cameo (short appearance)