final curtain

noun

: the last time a curtain is lowered at the end of a performance
The audience applauded enthusiastically after the final curtain.

Examples of final curtain in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The final curtain fell in March 2009 amid the Great Recession. Rio Yamat, Quartz, 2 Apr. 2024 Join us for a journey through time filled with laughter, great music and moments that will enchant us long after the final curtain call. Jazz Tangcay, Variety, 23 Feb. 2024 One of music's most elusive acts may have just had their final curtain call — at least for the immediate future. Lester Fabian Brathwaite, EW.com, 4 June 2023 Jessica Walter, Anthony Bourdain and more stars whose television legacies lived on after their passings Many entertainers deliver some of their best work before their final curtain call. Kelly Connolly, Peoplemag, 19 Jan. 2024 If a tragedy is named after a woman, she’s not supposed to make it to the final curtain, let alone live to have gray hair. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 17 Sep. 2023 After all the intensity of the smoldering Act 1, the march to the final curtain feels drawn out, predictable. Peter Marks, Washington Post, 22 Aug. 2023 The final curtain may not have completely descended on tech layoffs—Niantic, Discord, and Salesforce all handed out pink slips this month. Kylie Robison, Fortune, 17 Aug. 2023 Often, Adisa says, those same people end up applauding at intermission and rising for an ovation at the final curtain. Thomas Floyd, Washington Post, 30 June 2023

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“Final curtain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/final%20curtain. Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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