curtain-raiser


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curtain-raiser

n
1. (Theatre) theatre a short dramatic piece presented before the main play
2. any preliminary event: the debate was a curtain-raiser to the election.
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curtain-raiser

[ˈkɜːtnˌreɪzəʳ] Npieza f preliminar
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