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.
Translations

curtain-raiser

[ˈkɜːtnˌreɪzəʳ] Npieza f preliminar
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Summary: Doha [Qatar], Jan 1 (ANI): Serbian tennis maestro and defending champion Novak Djokovic made a late withdrawal from the Qatar Open as one of the season's traditional curtain-raisers is all set to begin here, on Monday.
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BY JACKIE CAHILL LADIES football President Pat Quill wants to see more Ladies matches used as curtain-raisers ahead of games involving their male counterparts.
Flag glitches aside, let's hope all the matches here are great curtain-raisers for the action yet to come.
We have eight junior teams playing in curtain-raisers as soon as the gates open at 2pm and they will do their laps of honour at half-time.