cameo
  originally meaning "a small piece of artwork," refers to a bit part (usually a brief, non-speaking or walk-on role that is uncredited or unbilled) or special screen appearance by a famous actor, director, or prominent person who would ordinarily not take such a small part; contrast to a bit part; also refers to a type of camera shot in which the subject is filmed against a black or neutral background. See Directors' Cameos.
  Examples: Alfred Hitchcock's witty, trademark cameos in his own films such as in North by Northwest (1959); and the many cameos in Robert Altman's The Player (1992), and in Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002); other directors with cameos (Roman Polanski, Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, Walter Huston); also other examples include Ted Knight in Psycho (1960), and Sylvester Stallone in Bananas (1971)

Glossary of cinematic terms . 2015.

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  • Cameo — Cam e*o (k[a^]m [ e]*[ o]), n.; pl. {Cameos} (k[a^]m [ e]*[=o]z). [It. cammeo; akin to F. cam[ e]e, cama[ i]eu, Sp. camafeo, LL. camaeus, camahutus; of unknown origin.] A carving in relief, esp. one on a small scale used as a jewel for personal… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Cameo — Camēo (ital.), Kamee …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • cameo — v. cammeo …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • cameo — 16c., camuse, camfeo, etc. (from early 13c. in Anglo L.), carved precious stone with two layers of colors, from It. cammeo (13c.), from M.L. cammæus, of unknown origin, perhaps ultimately from Arabic qamaa il flower buds, or Pers. chumahan agate …   Etymology dictionary

  • cameo — ► NOUN (pl. cameos) 1) a piece of jewellery consisting of a portrait in profile carved in relief on a background of a different colour. 2) a short piece of writing which neatly encapsulates something. 3) a small distinctive part played by a… …   English terms dictionary

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