What does the word cameo mean?

Usage examples for cameo

  1. Even in the shape of the hand, the clear cameo- like profile of the faces, and the detail of the feathers on the angels' wings, the relationship between these painters is marked, and comparison between the frescoes at Arezzo and the paintings in the Accademia will be found to reveal these and other points of close contact. – Great Masters in Painting: Perugino by George C. Williamson
  2. There was no reason why he should not bend the knee before this exquisite little cameo, that by its very presence was giving him an hour of perfect pleasure and of aesthetic joy. – El Dorado by Baroness Orczy
  3. And he liked the huge old- fashioned cameo that fastened it. – Kenny by Leona Dalrymple