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cameo

noun [C]  us   /ˈkæm·iˌoʊ/ (plural cameos)

cameo noun [C] (JEWELRY)

a piece of usually oval jewelry on which the shape of a head or another shape is represented against a background of a different color

cameo noun [C] (PERFORMANCE)

a brief but noticeable part, esp. in a movie, television program, or performance in a theater, usually by someone who is famous: The former vice president makes a cameo appearance in the movie.
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