Cameo

What is Cameo ?

Cameo is (noun) 1. a small stone with a design of a head which stands out against a darker background For her birthday, she was given a pair of cameo earrings and a matching brooch. 2. a small but important part in a play or film The film is worth seeing if only for the cameo role played by Gielgud.

 

source: Easier English, Student Dictionary Upper Intermediate Level