['kɜːt(ə)n] or ['kɝtn]
(noun.) hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window).
(noun.) any barrier to communication or vision; 'a curtain of secrecy'; 'a curtain of trees'.
(verb.) provide with drapery; 'curtain the bedrooms'.
(n.) A hanging screen intended to darken or conceal, and admitting of being drawn back or up, and reclosed at pleasure; esp., drapery of cloth or lace hanging round a bed or at a window; in theaters, and like places, a movable screen for concealing the stage.
(n.) That part of the rampart and parapet which is between two bastions or two gates. See Illustrations of Ravelin and Bastion.
(n.) That part of a wall of a building which is between two pavilions, towers, etc.
(n.) A flag; an ensign; -- in contempt.
(v. t.) To inclose as with curtains; to furnish with curtains.
n. drapery hung round and enclosing a bed &c.: the part of a rampart between two bastions.—v.t. to enclose or furnish with curtains.—n. Cur′tain-lec′ture a lecture or reproof given in bed by a wife to her husband.—Behind the curtain away from public view; Draw the curtain to draw it aside so as to show what is behind or in front of anything so as to hide it.
To dream of curtains, foretells that unwelcome visitors will cause you worry and unhappiness. Soiled or torn curtains seen in a dream means disgraceful quarrels and reproaches.
- I advanced; then paused by the crib side: my hand was on the curtain, but I preferred speaking before I withdrew it. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 简·爱.
- In my haste I thrust the key into my pocket, and dropped my stick while I was chasing Teddy, who had run up the curtain. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯回忆录.
- I opened the curtain with a smile, and looked in at her. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 维莱特.
- The box into which the harlequin takes refuge, and which appears to be empty when Pierrot or Cassandra lifts the curtain that shields its entrance, is also a sort of magic cabinet. 威廉K.戴维. 智者、化学家和伟大医生的秘密.
- Vice,' said the surgeon, replacing the curtain, 'takes up her abode in many temples; and who can say that a fair outside shell not enshrine her? 查尔斯·狄更斯. 雾都孤儿.
- The curtain drew up--shrivelled to the ceiling: the bright lights, the long room, the gay throng, burst upon us. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 维莱特.
- It shall be a parlour-curtain lecture. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 我们共同的朋友.
- Undraw the curtains, my dear girl,' said Eugene, after a while, 'and let us see our wedding-day. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 我们共同的朋友.
- He dropped the curtains over the broad window and regal moon. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 雪莉.
- A gay laugh from the court rang through the silken curtains of the verandah. 哈丽叶特·比切·斯托. 汤姆叔叔的小屋.
- He shrunk behind the curtains, and called out very loudly-- 'Ha-hum! 查尔斯·狄更斯. 匹克威克外传.
- The sound of a drawer cautiously slid out struck my ear; stepping a little to one side, my vision took a free range, unimpeded by falling curtains. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 维莱特.
- A breeze had sprung up, swaying inward the muslin curtains, and bringing a fresh scent of mignonette and petunias from the flower-box on the balcony. 伊迪丝·华顿. 快乐之家.
- She advanced to the curtains. 威尔基·柯林斯. 月亮宝石.
- They reached a curtained door, behind which sounded lovely music. 路易莎·梅·奥尔科特. 小妇人.
- We now slowly ascended a drive, and came upon the long front of a house: candlelight gleamed from one curtained bow-window; all the rest were dark. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 简·爱.
- She had nestled down with him, that his head might lie upon her arm; and her hair drooping over him curtained him from the light. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 双城记.
- A gilded mirror filled up the space between two windows, curtained amply with blue damask. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 维莱特.
- It was a little window of but four pieces of glass, and was not curtained; he chose it because the larger window near it was. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 我们共同的朋友.