Definition Of cameo


a piece of jewelry, typically oval in shape, consisting of a portrait in profile carved in relief on a background of a different color.

More within the reach of the novice collector are the myriad of smaller novelty pieces, from the cameo brooch to the charm bracelet.

a short descriptive literary sketch that neatly encapsulates someone or something.

cameos of street life

Example Of cameo

  • a cameo brooch

  • Abdul's cameo came in a sketch that recreated a typical Idol audition.

  • As I said, the one hundredth reviewer was going to get a treat and that would be a cameo in the story.

  • Australia's world champion surfer Layne Beachley made what she believes was the shortest cameo appearance ever in the surfing film, Blue Crush, which was released last year.

  • Buster Keaton plays a cameo role as a member of this sad entourage of icons who have outlived themselves.

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