Noun Cameo Definition and Examples



((n.) A carving in relief, esp. one on a small scale used as a jewel for personal adornment, or like.)

noun, plural cameos.

1. 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.

2. a gem or other stone so engraved.

3. a literary sketch, small dramatic scene, or the like, that effectively presents or depicts its subject.

4. Also called cameo role. a minor part played by a prominent performer in a single scene of a motion picture or a television play.


"There can be cameo roles."
"There can be cameo performances."
"There can be cameo broochs."
"There can be cameo talks."
"There can be cameo rings."
"There can be cameo reliefs."
"There can be cameo portraits."
"There can be cameo pictures."
"There can be cameo facsimiles."
"There can be cameo busts."
"There can be cameo appearences."
"There can be cameo acts."
"cameos can be with shoes."
"cameos can be with pictures."
"cameos can be with circlets."
"cameos can be on chains."
"victors can have cameos."
"series can have cameos."
"people can have cameos."
"meadows can have cameos."

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