Meaning of “cameo” in the English Dictionary

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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)