curtain call

noun
Updated on: 18 Apr 2018

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.

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First Known Use of curtain call

1884

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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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