curtain raiser


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curtain raiser

n.
1. A short play or skit presented before the principal dramatic production.
2. A preliminary event.

cur′tain rais`er


n.
1. a short play preceding the main play.
2. any preliminary event or performance.
[1885–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.curtain raiser - any preliminary activity
first step, opening move, initiative, opening - the first of a series of actions
2.curtain raiser - a short play presented before the main play
play - a theatrical performance of a drama; "the play lasted two hours"
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