precurtain

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pre- +‎ curtain

Adjective[edit]

precurtain (not comparable)

  1. Before the curtain rises at the start of a play.
    • 2007 July 21, Campbell Robertson, “Well West of Broadway, the Stage Is Their World”, in New York Times[1]:
      The cast gathered on the back porch for Ms. Barre’s precurtain notes: Think about your first line.
  2. Before the curtain falls at the end of a play.