Definition of 'curtain'
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Yesterday the curtains were drawn and locals said that she had gone away. Times, Sunday Times (2010)She pointed to a curtain at the end of the loft. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Could it be curtains for theatre venue? Times, Sunday Times (2009)We piled up desks and used old blankets as curtains to provide privacy. Broken Lives (1993)Check that stitching is at right angles to curtain top. Collins Complete Books of Soft Furnishings (1993)The curtains can hang on a thin curtain pole or a covered wire. Collins Complete Books of Soft Furnishings (1993)The boats anchored out in the bay all have their curtains shut tight. Times, Sunday Times (2015) Bringing the curtain down on his nonstop party hurt him more than anything. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They were really doing it artfully from behind the window curtains. Peter Pan (1911)The dancers are in place and raring to go as soon as the curtains part. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Cricket usually grants a batsman his curtain call at the end of his innings. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The curtain is suspended from a covered curtain wire or a thin curtain pole. Collins Complete Books of Soft Furnishings (1993)We also have the bedroom curtains open too. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Note that thick curtains will cut heat loss and your heating bill. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The fire safety curtain would come up and down during shows and asbestos would be released. Times, Sunday Times (2007)There was to be one final curtain call. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It is as if he is positioning himself on stage before the curtain rises. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The box is then locked with me inside and a curtain is drawn over it. The Sun (2013)And why does returning behind the curtain at the end seem a loss? Times, Sunday Times (2009)It has dragged back the curtains of musical theatre and muscled its way on to the classical podium. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The right medication will feel like opening the curtains on a dark room and letting the sunlight flood in. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Only members of the older generation would now draw the curtains in their front room if a neighbour or relative had died. Why am I Afraid to Grieve (1994)They climbed up the drawing-room windows and sat at the top of the curtains. Times, Sunday Times (2014)If the family are planning a holiday, a setting for lights and curtains monitors their routine for a fortnight and then mimics it while they are away. Times, Sunday Times (2007) Lights and curtains lower. Christianity Today (2000)
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Translations for 'curtain'
British English: curtain /ˈkɜːtn/ NOUN
Curtains are hanging pieces of material which you can pull across a window to keep light out or prevent people from looking in.
She drew the curtains in her bedroom.
- American English: curtain
- Arabic: سِتَارَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: cortina
- Chinese: 窗帘
- Croatian: zavjesa
- Czech: závěs
- Danish: gardin
- Dutch: gordijn
- European Spanish: cortina
- Finnish: verho
- French: rideau
- German: Vorhang
- Greek: κουρτίνα
- Italian: tenda
- Japanese: カーテン
- Korean: 커튼
- Norwegian: gardin
- Polish: zasłona
- European Portuguese: cortina
- Romanian: perdea
- Russian: занавеска
- Spanish: cortina
- Swedish: gardin
- Thai: ผ้าม่าน
- Turkish: perde
- Ukrainian: штора
- Vietnamese: rèm cửa
Definition of curtain from the Collins English Dictionary
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