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cameonoun [C]

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

a ​small but ​noticeablepart in a ​film or ​play, ​performed by a ​famousactor: He ​appearsbriefly towards the end of the ​film in a cameo role as a ​priest.
(Definition of cameo from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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cameonoun [C]

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

a ​piece of usually ​ovaljewelry 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 ​noticeablepart, esp. in a ​movie, ​televisionprogram, or ​performance in a ​theater, usually by someone who is ​famous: The ​formervicepresident makes a cameo ​appearance in the ​movie.
(Definition of cameo from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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