cameo
[ˈkamɪəʊ]
NOUN
cameos (plural noun)
  1. a piece of jewellery, typically oval in shape, consisting of a portrait in profile carved in relief on a background of a different colour.
    "a cameo brooch"
    synonyms:
    embossed · relief · relievo · cameo · die-stamped · thermographed ·
    antonyms:
  2. a short descriptive literary sketch which neatly encapsulates someone or something.
    "cameos of street life"
    synonyms:
    description · portrait · vignette · cameo · profile · portrayal · depiction ·
    potted biography
    • a small character part in a play or film, played by a distinguished actor.
      "he played numerous cameo roles"
Origin
late 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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How to use cameo in a sentence?
he played numerous cameo roles.
cameos of street life.
a cameo brooch.
How to say cameo in other languages?
Laguages Translations
Afrikaans kamee
Arabic (NOUN)حجاب, حجر كريم, كامو, النقش, الحجاب
Bangla অভিষেক করেন
Bulgarian (NOUN)камео, Боряна
Cantonese (Traditional) 客串
Chinese Simplified 客串
Chinese Traditional 客串
Czech (NOUN)portrét
Danish (NOUN)gæsteoptræden
Dutch (NOUN)kamee
French (NOUN)camée, camaïeu
German (NOUN)kamee, Gastauftritt, Gastrolle, Miniatur
Greek (NOUN)καμέα, κόσμημα
(ADJECTIVE)καμεών
Hebrew קמע
Hindi (NOUN)कैमिया
Hungarian (NOUN)kámea
Indonesian (NOUN)kameo
Italian (NOUN)cammeo
Japanese (NOUN)カメオ
Korean (NOUN)카메오
Latvian (NOUN)kameja
Maltese ordinarju
Polish (NOUN)kamea, epizod
Portuguese (NOUN)camafeu, aparição, vido
Querétaro Otomi camafeo
Romanian (NOUN)camee, medalion
Russian (NOUN)камея
Serbian (Cyrillic) камеју
Serbian (Latin) kameju
Slovak (NOUN)portrét
Slovenian (NOUN)kameji
Spanish (NOUN)camafeo
Swedish (ADJECTIVE)kamé
Tamil கேமியோ
Telugu అతిధి
Thai คามีโอ
Ukrainian (NOUN)Камея
Yucatec Maya camafeo
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