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curtain

noun [C]     /ˈkɜː.tən/ US  /ˈkɝː.t̬ən/
A2 a piece of material, especially cloth, that hangs across a window or opening to make a room or part of a room dark or private: Heavy curtains blocked out the sunlight. to draw (= open or close) the curtainsCurtains and wallpaper a thick layer of something that makes it difficult to see anything behind it: They could see nothing through the curtain of rain/smoke.Coverings and layers the large screen of heavy material in a theatre that separates the stage from the area where people are watchingTheatres, cinemas and their parts
(Definition of curtain noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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