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cam•e•o



Pronunciation: (kam'ē-ō"), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/cameo.html on line 71 [key]
n.,
pl. cam•e•os.

1. a technique of engraving upon a gem or other stone, as onyx, in such a way that an underlying stone of one color is exposed as a background for a low-relief design of another color.
2. a gem or other stone so engraved.
3. a literary sketch, small dramatic scene, or the like, that effectively presents or depicts its subject.
4. Also called cam'eo role". a minor part played by a prominent performer in a single scene of a motion picture or a television play.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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