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cameonoun [C]

uk   /ˈkæm.i.əʊ/ us   /ˈkæm.i.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.
(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 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.
(Definition of cameo from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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