meaning of Cameo

Cameo meaning in General Dictionary

A carving in relief esp one on a little scale made use of as a jewel for personal adornment or like

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  • engraving or carving in reduced relief on a stone (such as a brooch or ring)
  • A carving in relief, esp. one on a tiny scale used as a jewel private adornment, or like.

Cameo meaning in Names Dictionary

A carved jewel portrait.
Name Origin: English
Name Gender: Female

Cameo meaning in Etymology Dictionary

very early 15c., kaadmaheu, camew, chamehieux and lots of other spellings (from very early 13c. in Anglo-Latin), "carved precious rock with two levels of colors," from Old French camaieu and right from Medieval Latin cammaeus, that will be of not known source, possibly finally from Arabic qamaa'il "flower buds," or Persian chumahan "agate." Transferred feeling of "tiny character or component that stands apart from other small parts" in a play, etc., is from 1928, from early in the day meaning "short literary sketch or portrait" (1851), a transferred feeling from cameo silhouettes.

Sentence Examples with the word Cameo

The original cameo was bounded on the west by the canal B, with the 6th-century church of S.

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