curtain call


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

The singer came back for one more curtain call.
Recent Examples on the Web Flair then had one more curtain call, walking up the entrance ramp and holding up the famous gold championship built before leaving the venue. Ben Flanagan |, al, 1 Aug. 2022 Castillo pitched with a lead the rest of the way, making one final curtain call before the trade deadline. Charlie Goldsmith, The Enquirer, 28 July 2022 The evening also featured a (final?) curtain call for Allyson Felix, who was lured back to the worlds stage to run the prelims in the 4x400 women’s race. Eddie Pells, ajc, 24 July 2022 After returning to the dugout, he was coaxed by Turner and bench coach Bob Geren to oblige a roaring crowd of 51,316 with a top-step curtain call. Jack Harris, Los Angeles Times, 23 July 2022 Notably, Webber’s name had already been booed earlier in the curtain call, following Connor’s announcement that the composer had sent a letter in lieu of his attendance. J. Kim Murphy, Variety, 12 June 2022 Finally, Hjerpe emerged from the dugout to acknowledge the roar, raising his OSU cap with his right hand while gazing toward all corners of the stadium, soaking in a well-deserved curtain call. Joe Freeman, oregonlive, 13 June 2022 Then Hjerpe rose for that curtain call, tipping his cap in a memorable moment that won’t soon be forgotten. Joe Freeman, oregonlive, 13 June 2022 Later, in video of the curtain call, Chappelle spoke more about the incident and called out to thank actor-comedian Jamie Foxx. Abid Rahman, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of curtain call

1884, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of curtain call was in 1884

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5 Aug 2022

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“Curtain call.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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