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cameo

noun [C] uk   /ˈkæm.i.əʊ/  us   /-oʊ/ (plural cameos)

cameo noun [C] (PERFORMANCE)

a small but noticeable part in a film or play, performed by a famous actor: He appears briefly towards the end of the film in a cameo role as a priest.

cameo noun [C] (JEWELLERY)

a piece of usually oval jewellery on which there is a head or other shape of one colour on a surface of a different colour: a cameo brooch
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