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Cameo – 1. A small part, performed by a distinguished actor. 2. Item of jewellery, often a brooch, with a portrait in profile carved in relief on a background of a different colour

(Pronounced kam-ee-oh)

The camera operator recorded the audition on a small video (cameo) for although the part was small, she was a famous actor. The famous actor held a small profile carving in relief on a brooch and talked to it as if she were in love.

The camera operator recorded the audition on a small video (cameo) for although the part was small, she was a famous actor. The famous actor held a small profile carving in relief on a brooch and talked to it as if she were in love.

 

Examples of cameo in a sentence (small part played by distinguished actor)

Danny De Vito had a cameo roll in the sit com Friends.

It was only a small part, but the retired actress was more than happy to get a cameo in the new show.

I make all my money from cameo's rather than big gigs now.

 

Examples of cameo in a sentence (small part played by distinguished actor)

When my grandfather went to fight in the war, he took a cameo of my grandmother to remember her by.

The cameo was the oldest of its kind worth around a million dollars.

The intricate cameo was carved by hand under a magnifying glass.

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