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.
a gem or other stone so engraved.
a literary sketch, small dramatic scene, or the like, that effectively presents or depicts its subject.
Also called cameo role. a minor part played by a prominent performer in a single scene of a motion picture or a television play.
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noun (pl) cameos
a medallion, as on a brooch or ring, with a profile head carved in relief
(as modifier): a cameo necklace
an engraving upon a gem or other stone of at least two differently coloured layers, such as sardonyx, so carved that the background is of a different colour from the raised design
a stone with such an engraving
a single and often brief dramatic scene played by a well-known actor or actress in a film or television play
(as modifier): a cameo role
a short literary work or dramatic sketch
(as modifier): a cameo sketch
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an ornamental glass in which two layers, often blue and opaque white, have been cased, and on which the design has been treated in the manner of a cameo.
jasper1 (def 2). a compact, opaque, cryptocrystalline variety of quartz, usually colored red: often used in decorative carvings. Also called jasper ware, cameo ware. a fine, hard stoneware introduced c1775 by Wedgwood, stained various colors by metallic oxides, with raised designs in white. noun jasper ware with applied decoration of classical motifs, resembling a cameo […]
a boxlike device for holding a film or plate sensitive to light, having an aperture controlled by a shutter that, when opened, admits light enabling an object to be focused, usually by means of a lens, on the film or plate, thereby producing a photographic image. (in a television transmitting apparatus) the device in which […]