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Principal Translations/Traduzioni principali
curtain nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (drapery for a window)tenda, tendina nf
curtain nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (theatre: drape concealing stage)sipario nm
curtain nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (screen formed by [sth]: rain, fog, etc,)coltre nf
 Through the curtain of fog, I could just make out the shape of a motorway rescue vehicle.
 Attraverso la coltre di nebbia mi è parso di intravedere un mezzo del soccorso stradale.
the curtain nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (end of show)sipario nm
 
Additional Translations
curtain nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." figurative, informal (death, disastrous end)  (figurato)disastro nm
   (figurato)rovina, sciagura nf
curtains for [sb] nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." figurative, informal (death, disastrous end)  (figurato)disastro per qlcn nm
  rovina di qlcn nf
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Compound Forms/Forme composte
air curtain lama d'aria
behind the curtain advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (unseen)  (figurato)dietro le quinte
 They appear to have a happy marriage, but who knows what goes on behind the curtain. The customers don't realise how much work goes on behind the curtain.
 Il loro matrimonio sembra felice, ma chissà cossa succede dietro le quinte. I clienti non si accorgono di tutto il lavoro che si fa dietro le quinte.
curtain rail nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (bar for hanging drapes)bastone della tenda nm
curtain raiser farsa nf
curtain rod asta della tenda
curtain wall muro non portante
curtain-raiser nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (theater: short opening piece)avanspettacolo nm
curtain-raiser nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (preliminary event)  (figurato)assaggio nm
final curtain nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (end of a theatre performance)calata del sipario nf
  calo del sipario nm
Nota: Dopo la calata del sipario, tutta la gente in sala si alzò in piedi ad applaudire.
 The final curtain went down and the entire audience stood up and cheered.
final curtain nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (end of [sth] lengthy)  (figurato)ultima scena nf
Iron Curtain nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (ideological separation between Soviet Union and the West)  (Guerra fredda)Cortina di ferro nf
 During the 1950s it was very difficult for Westerners to travel behind the Iron Curtain.
 Negli anni '50 era molto difficile per gli occidentali visitare i paesi oltre la Cortina di ferro.
iron curtain nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (ideological separation)  (figurato)muro, muro di gomma nm
 I've no idea what they're planning: they've put up an iron curtain of secrecy in recent weeks.
 Non ho idea di che cosa stiano architettando: hanno tirato su un muro di segretezza nelle scorse settimane.
shower curtain nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (waterproof sheet around a shower)tenda della doccia nf
 She hung a crisp white shower curtain to complete the remodeled bathroom.
window curtain tenda per finestra
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