curtain call


curtain call

noun

: the time when a performer returns to the stage at the end of a performance in response to the applause of the audience

Full Definition of CURTAIN CALL

:  an appearance by a performer (as after the final curtain of a play) in response to the applause of the audience

Examples of CURTAIN CALL

  1. The singer came back for one more curtain call.

First Known Use of CURTAIN CALL

1884

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