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Meaning of drop scene

drop' scene"

Pronunciation: [key]
— Theat. Theat.
  1. a drop curtain, often of painted or dyed canvas, located downstage and used as the backdrop for a scene played while the set upstage is being changed.
  2. a scene or act played with less intensity than the preceding one.
  3. the last scene of an act or play.
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