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The history of Buenos Aires is written in its telephone directory. Pompey Romanov, Emilio Rommel, Crespina D. Z. de Rose, Ladislao Radziwil, and Elizabeta Marta Callman de Rothschild - five names taken at random from among the R's - told a story of exile, desolation, disillusion, and anxiety behind lace curtains.
Bruce Chatwin

Meaning of "curtains" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CURTAINS

curtains  [ˈkɜːtənz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CURTAINS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Curtains is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CURTAINS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Curtain (disambiguation)

Curtain is a piece of cloth intended to block or obscure light Curtain or curtains may also refer to...

Definition of curtains in the English dictionary

The definition of curtains in the dictionary is death or ruin; the end. Other definition of curtains is a hairstyle in which the hair is parted in the centre of the forehead and curved out over the temples.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CURTAINS


buttons
ˈbʌtənz
Carstensz
ˈkɑːstənz
commons
ˈkɒmənz
communications
kəˌmjuːnɪˈkeɪʃənz
conditions
kənˈdɪʃənz
congratulations
kənˌɡrætjʊˈleɪʃənz
connections
kəˈnɛkʃənz
directions
dɪˈrɛkʃənz
Evans
ˈɛvənz
gardens
ˈɡɑːdənz
horizons
həˈraɪzənz
instructions
ɪnˈstrʌkʃənz
limitations
ˌlɪmɪˈteɪʃənz
Lions
ˈlaɪənz
millions
ˈmɪljənz
occasions
əˈkeɪʒənz
persons
ˈpɜːsənz
relations
rɪˈleɪʃənz
Sextans
ˈsɛkstənz
wellingtons
ˈwelɪŋtənz

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CURTAINS

curtail step
curtailer
curtailment
curtain
curtain call
curtain hook
curtain lecture
curtain pole
curtain rail
curtain raiser
curtain ring
curtain rod
curtain speech
curtain wall
curtain-raiser
curtain-twitcher
curtain-up
curtained
curtainless
curtal

WORDS THAT END LIKE CURTAINS

Adirondack Mountains
Allegheny Mountains
Black Mountains
blackout curtains
Blue Mountains
Blue Ridge Mountains
Carpathian Mountains
Catskill Mountains
Caucasus Mountains
Great Smoky Mountains
net curtains
Olympic Mountains
Ozark Mountains
remains
Rocky Mountains
San Juan Mountains
Smoky Mountains
Snowy Mountains
Tatra Mountains
Ural Mountains
White Mountains

Synonyms and antonyms of curtains in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CURTAINS»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «curtains» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of curtains
drape · hanging · pall · screen · shroud · veil

Translation of «curtains» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CURTAINS

Find out the translation of curtains to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of curtains from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «curtains» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

窗帘
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cortinas
570 millions of speakers

English

curtains
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पर्दे
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الستائر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

шторы
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

cortinas
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পর্দা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

rideaux
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Langsir
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Vorhänge
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

カーテン
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

커튼
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Langsir
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

rèm cửa
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

திரைச்சீலைகள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पडदे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

perdeler
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

tendaggio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zasłony
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

штори
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

perdele
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κουρτίνες
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gordyne
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

gardiner
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gardiner
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of curtains

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CURTAINS»

The term «curtains» is very widely used and occupies the 12.283 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CURTAINS» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «curtains» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «curtains» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about curtains

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10 QUOTES WITH «CURTAINS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word curtains.
1
Nina Bawden
I grew up on a suburban street with lace curtains and dull neighbours, so I made up stories to tell my friend, in which they became serial killers and burglars. She told her mother, who then told mine.
2
Julia Cameron
Faith is almost the bottom line of creativity; it requires a leap of faith any time we undertake a creative endeavor, whether this is going to the easel, or the page, or onto the stage - or for that matter, in a homelier way, picking out the right fabric for the kitchen curtains, which is also a creative act.
3
Bruce Chatwin
The history of Buenos Aires is written in its telephone directory. Pompey Romanov, Emilio Rommel, Crespina D. Z. de Rose, Ladislao Radziwil, and Elizabeta Marta Callman de Rothschild - five names taken at random from among the R's - told a story of exile, desolation, disillusion, and anxiety behind lace curtains.
4
Kate Chopin
It was still quite light out of doors, but inside with the curtains drawn and the smouldering fire sending out a dim, uncertain glow, the room was full of deep shadows.
5
Carmen Dell'Orefice
I don't live for stuff and things, and if I had to live in a cardboard box, I would put curtains on it.
6
John Donne
Busy old fool, unruly Sun, why dost thou thus through windows and through curtains call on us? Must to thy motions lovers seasons run?
7
Lesley-Anne Down
The curtains would open and it would be just her standing in some ludicrous pose, like Aphrodite.
8
Jamie Foxx
Also, I think having that comic gene kind of makes you look at things in a different way. If you take yourself so seriously, eventually you end up one of those people having a 'Do Not Disturb' sign on their lives. You see them drawing the curtains and they don't even realize that they've kind of drifted off somewhere.
9
Julie Harris
You had to make sure that the tone of your dress was not the same tone as the curtains, for instance.
10
Arne Jacobsen
And when an architect has designed a house with large windows, which is a necessity today in order to pull the daylight into these very deep houses, then curtains come to play a big role in architecture.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CURTAINS»

Discover the use of curtains in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to curtains and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Curtains: Adventures of an Undertaker-in-Training
The question had such a hard grip on his Finnish soul that he decided to become an apprentice undertaker. This book is about what he found, from the mundane to the macabre.
Tom Jokinen, 2010
2
Curtains!: A High School Musical Mystery
When someone tries to sabotage the school play, Kyle, an actor, and his friend Mindy, the stage manager, work together to investigate, even though each suspects the other.
Michael Dahl, 2008
3
The Complete Photo Guide to Window Treatments: DIY ...
DIY Draperies, Curtains, Valances, Swags, and Shades Linda Neubauer. 120 122 128 134 140 146 152 156 162 168 174 178 182 188 192 2OO 206 210 214 218 224 230 232 238 244 250 256 262 268 274 282 288 294 314 316 317 ...
Linda Neubauer, 2011
4
The Complete Photo Guide to Curtains and Draperies: ...
DIVThe only curtains book with the current styles and step-by-step, photographed instructions. The Complete Photo Guide to Curtains and Draperies makes it easy to choose and construct today's most popular window treatments.
Linda Neubauer, 2011
5
Window Dressings: Beautiful Draperies and Curtains for the Home
Featuring the work of renowned designers in locations including Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, and Florida, there's are styles and colors to suit practically every taste.
Brian D. Coleman, 2006
6
Iron Curtains: Gates, Suburbs and Privatization of Space in ...
Iron Curtains offers provocative insights into the complex relationship between society and space during times of fundamental change.
Sonia Hirt, 2012
7
The Complete Book of Curtains, Drapes, and Blinds: Design ...
Shares hundreds of ideas for dressing up windows, in a guide that provides for a variety of types, includes scan-ready sample board sketches, and explains the correct procedures for measuring. Original. Crafter's Choice Main.
Wendy Baker, 2009
8
Curtains, Draperies and Shades
Suggest different window treatment styles to complement the home, and shows how to make valances, cornices, swags, and cascades.
‎2000
9
Raising Curtains on Education: Drama as a Site for Critical ...
The book explores such critical questions as: the nature of culture; the historical place of drama within education; and the debate between drama and theatre as it applies to schooling.
Clar Doyle, 1993
10
The Encyclopædia of Curtains: The Complete Curtain Maker
Reference guide to designing, making and using curtains.
Catherine Merrick, Rebecca Day, Phoebe Phillips, 1996

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CURTAINS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term curtains is used in the context of the following news items.
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Michael Kaiser's Curtains: Art and the endangered middle class
But it seems more and more people are opting out. This is the plain fact at the heart of Michael Kaiser's new book, Curtains?: The Future of the ... «NUVO Newsweekly, Jul 15»
2
“Load shedding melted my curtains!”
The backing on the curtains had literally "melted" off the curtains! I looked at the washing instructions again in horror and realised that the back ... «Women24, Jul 15»
3
DWTS: It was curtains for Ben Barrington and boxer Cameron
Tell me Dancing With the Stars is not a conspiracy to keep MediaWorks employees or affiliates on the boil. Six celebs have been turfed off the ... «Stuff.co.nz, Jul 15»
4
Death Note drapes? Fans spot TV drama's curtains in their home …
But it wasn't just the anticipation of Light's swift and terrible justice that had their pulses racing, but the fact that they were seeing their curtains ... «RocketNews24, Jul 15»
5
Will Blackout Curtains Keep You Cooler This Summer?
Hanging blackout curtains is one of the cheapest, easiest solutions imaginable. Blackout curtains are also known as “thermal drapes” for a ... «Fox 2 KFXV, Jul 15»
6
Flexshield's sonic curtains address noise issues on Origin Energy's …
Also known as acoustic curtains, Flexshield's sonic curtains offer the perfect solution to any industrial machine or plant noise challenges, and ... «Architecture and Design, Jul 15»
7
EDITORIAL: Not yet curtains on Greek drama
A ballot box is emptied by a voting official at the closing of polling stations in Athens, Greece, on Sunday. Picture: REUTERS/MARKO DJUNICA ... «BDlive, Jul 15»
8
Curtains down for Comedy Nights with Kapil
Kapil Sharma might make the people roll on their stomach, but his last tweet where he announced that he is shutting down his hit show ... «The Hans India, Jul 15»
9
Curtains for Cavan as Roscommon prove too good
Cavan 1-16 Roscommon 3-17. Roscommon put their provincial championship woes behind them to put hosts Cavan to the sword in their ... «Irish Times, Jul 15»
10
Xiaomi lifts curtains from smartphone sales data for the first half of …
Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi sold 34.7 million smartphones during the first half of this year, the company reported on Wednesday. «Markets Morning, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Curtains [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/curtains>. Aug 2019 ».
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