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synonyms for curtain raiser

  • lead-in
  • warmup
  • countdown
  • curtain lifter
  • curtain warmer
  • inaugural
  • kickoff
  • opener
  • opening gun
  • opening shot
  • preliminary
  • preview
  • run-up
  • walk-up
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How to use curtain raiser in a sentence

She walked away toward another door, which was masked with a curtain that she lifted.
CONFIDENCEHENRY JAMES
I seized the opportunity to watch what I supposed would be a most interesting interview, from behind a curtain.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
She thrust a bare, white arm from the curtain which shielded her open door, and received the cup from his hands.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
We haven't even seen a review of the piece; the footlights go up with a jump, and now the curtain rises.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
The overture is over, the curtain is about to rise on the drama of Georgie's married life.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
The sentinels were planted at their posts; each on the ramparts of the curtain that ran between the towers.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
Isabel had a glimpse of a delicate high-bred face set like a panel in a parted curtain.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
The same company has also recently fitted a similar curtain for use at the Theatre Royal in Manchester.
ASBESTOSROBERT H. JONES
When certain catches were released counterbalancing weights came into action, and the curtain was run rapidly up from below.
ASBESTOSROBERT H. JONES
A curtain that halts in its descent upon the actors endangers the effect of the entire Play.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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