cameo: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (kam'ē-ō"), [key]
— pl. cam•e•os.
- a technique of engraving upon a gem or other stone, as onyx, in such a way that an underlying stone of one color is exposed as a background for a low-relief design of another color.
- a gem or other stone so engraved.
- a literary sketch, small dramatic scene, or the like, that effectively presents or depicts its subject.
- Also calleda minor part played by a prominent performer in a single scene of a motion picture or a television play.
- cameo (Thesaurus)