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1. curtain

noun. ['ˈkɝːtən'] hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window).

Synonyms

  • theatre curtain
  • portiere
  • mantle
  • pall
  • blind
  • furnishing
  • eyelet
  • eyehole
  • festoon
  • drape
  • drop curtain
  • theater curtain
  • drop cloth
  • shower curtain
  • frontal
  • drop
  • screen

Antonyms

  • stay
  • strengthen
  • uncover
  • sighted

Etymology

  • cortine (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • cortina (Latin)

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Rhymes with Curtain

  • wolverton
  • pilkerton
  • uncertain
  • leverton
  • emberton
  • howerton
  • etherton
  • emerton
  • eatherton
  • blurton
  • worton
  • turton
  • murton
  • merton
  • merten
  • kirton
  • girton
  • girten
  • certain
  • burton
  • berton
  • urton

How do you pronounce curtain?

Pronounce curtain as ˈkərtən.

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Sentences with curtain


1. Noun, singular or mass
Mark on the ceiling where you want the curtain to hang with masking or painter's tape.

Quotes about curtain


1. If you convert a shower curtain to a dress, I’ll wear my waterproof dancing shoes. Together we’ll move so fluidly people will line up to get cleansed.
- Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

2. This parrot is no more. It has ceased to be. It's expired and gone to meet its maker. This is a late parrot. It's a stiff. Bereft of life, it rests in peace. If you hadn't nailed it to the perch, it would be pushing up the daisies. It's rung down the curtain and joined the choir invisible. This is an ex-parrot.
- John Cleese, Monty Python's Flying Circus

3. The lampshade on my head is for my bright ideas. I won't be able to convey them until Monday, when my curtain gets out of the dry cleaners.
- Bauvard, Some Inspiration for the Overenthusiastic

2. curtain

noun. ['ˈkɝːtən'] any barrier to communication or vision.

Antonyms

  • rational

Etymology

  • cortine (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • cortina (Latin)

3. curtain

verb. ['ˈkɝːtən'] provide with drapery.

Synonyms

  • provide
  • render
  • furnish

Antonyms

  • disarrange
  • unfold
  • rear
  • back

Etymology

  • cortine (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • cortina (Latin)
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