Pronunciation: (skrim), [key]
1. a cotton or linen fabric of open weave used for bunting, curtains, etc.
2. Theat.a piece of such fabric used as a drop, border, or the like, for creating the illusion of a solid wall or backdrop under certain lighting conditions or creating a semitransparent curtain when lit from behind.
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