Definition of Cameo

1. Noun. Engraving or carving in low relief on a stone (as in a brooch or ring).

Generic synonyms: Anaglyph



Definition of Cameo

1. n. A carving in relief, esp. one on a small scale used as a jewel for personal adornment, or like.

Definition of Cameo

1. Noun. A piece of jewelry, etc., carved in relief. ¹

2. Noun. A single very brief appearance by a prominent celebrity in a movie or song. ¹

3. Verb. To appear in a cameo role. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cameo

1. to portray in sharp, delicate relief [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cameo

cameloid anaemia
cameloid cell
cameloids
camelopard
camelopards
camelots
camelpox
camelpox virus
camelries
camelry
camels
camelshair
cameltoes
camemberts
cameo (current term)
cameo lighting
cameoed
cameoing
cameos
camera
camera-shy
camera angle
camera anterior bulbi
camera care
camera club
camera clubs
camera flash
camera left
camera lens

Literary usage of Cameo

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Health Exhibition Literature (1884)
"Glass Scent Bottle, blue and white ornament, cameo cut. 466. ... Glass Vase, yellow body with decorations in red, cameo cut. 470. Hock Glass, topaz bowl, ..."

2. The Portfolio: Monographs on Artistic Subjects by Philip Gilbert Hamerton (1899)
"cameo cut in Tridacna Squamosa Shell. Probably Phoenician workmanship. ... cameo cut on Ostrich Egg. Probably made by Phoenicians working in Egypt. ..."

3. The Engraved Gems of Classical Times by John Henry Middleton (1891)
"CHAPTER V. cameo GEMS. IN addition to the usual signet-gem with its device sunk (intaglio di cavo), there were, especially under the Roman Empire, ..."

4. Cameos by Cyril Davenport (1900)
"cameo cut in Tridacna Squamosa Shell. Probably Phoenician workmanship. ... cameo cut on Ostrich Egg. Probably made by Phoenicians working in Egypt. ..."

5. Engraved Gems: Their History & an Elaborate View of Their Place in Art ,in by Maxwell Sommerville (1889)
"Amber—Air, an allegorical cameo of the sixteenth century. 1300. Amber cameo—Princess Marianne, wife of Prince Frederick of the Netherlands. 1301. ..."

6. The Life of Josiah Wedgwood: From His Private Correspondence and Family by Eliza Meteyard (1866)
"cameo. strike with. We also find from the bills that Flaxman modelled ' Cupid and ... of the Duke of Marl- borough's famous cameo as modelled by Hackwood, ..."

7. The American Bookseller: A Semi-monthly Journal Devoted to the Interests of by Am. Book Trade Association (1881)
"cameo edn. Introduction to the Study of Sign Language among the Southey, Robert, Poetical Works of. cameo edn. 33°, 75 pp. ..."

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