curtain call

noun

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 in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of curtain call

1884


CURTAIN CALL Defined for English Language Learners

curtain call

noun

Definition of curtain call for English Language Learners

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


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