What is another word for drop curtain?

108 synonyms found


[ dɹˈɒp kˈɜːtən], [ dɹˈɒp kˈɜːtən], [ d_ɹ_ˈɒ_p k_ˈɜː_t_ə_n]

A drop curtain is a type of stage curtain that is lowered or raised vertically to create or conceal a stage backdrop. Some synonyms for drop curtain include backcloth, backdrop, scrim, and cyclorama. A backcloth is a large painted or printed cloth or canvas used as a scenic background for a stage or theatrical production. A backdrop refers to a painted or printed panel hung behind or above a stage as part of the scenery. A scrim is a fabric that is opaque when lit from the front but transparent when backlit, used to create illusions of depth or to hide or reveal parts of the stage. Finally, a cyclorama is a large curved canvas or wall at the back of a stage that provides a continuous background for a scene.

How to use "Drop curtain" in context?

As the day draws to a close and evening approaches, one of the most commonly seen sights in a home is the drop curtain. This curtain, typically having a rod at one side and a curtain at the other, is drawn across the opening of a window or door during the daytime, to keep the daylight from spilling in. The curtain is also used to divide a room into two, or to create a separate space within a room.

In its simplest form, a drop curtain consists of one long piece of fabric, usually light-colored, with a rod at one end and a curtain at the other.

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