curtain Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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curtainnoun [C]

uk   /ˈkɜː.tən/  us   /ˈkɝː.t̬ən/
A2 a ​piece of ​material, ​especiallycloth, that ​hangsacross a ​window or ​opening to make a ​room or ​part of a ​roomdark or ​private: Heavy curtains ​blocked out the ​sunlight. to draw (= ​open or ​close) the curtains a ​thicklayer of something that makes it ​difficult to ​see anything behind it: They could ​see nothing through the curtain of ​rain/​smoke. the ​largescreen of ​heavymaterial in a ​theatre that ​separates the ​stage from the ​area where ​people are ​watching
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(Definition of curtain from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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curtainnoun [C]

 us   /ˈkɜr·tən/
a ​piece of ​cloth or other ​material that ​hangsacross a ​window or ​space to ​decorate a ​room or to make it ​dark or ​private: In the ​restaurant, ​archescovered with beaded curtains ​divide the ​room. In a ​theater, the curtain is a ​large, ​movablesheet of ​heavymaterial that separates the ​stage from the ​area where ​people are ​sitting. The curtain is also the ​time at which a ​performancebegins: The curtain is at 8 o’clock.
(Definition of curtain from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “curtain”
in Korean 커튼…
in Arabic سِتارة…
in Malaysian tirai…
in French rideau…
in Russian занавеска, занавес…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指布質的)簾,窗簾,門簾, 簾狀物,幕狀物, (舞臺上的)帷幕,幕布…
in Italian tenda…
in Turkish perde…
in Polish zasłona, kurtyna…
in Spanish cortina…
in Vietnamese màn cửa…
in Portuguese cortina…
in Thai ม่าน…
in German der Vorhang…
in Catalan cortina…
in Japanese カーテン…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指布质的)帘,窗帘,门帘, 帘状物,幕状物, (舞台上的)帷幕,幕布…
in Indonesian tirai…
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