curtain call
noun Date: 1884 an appearance by a performer (as after the final curtain of a play) in response to the applause of the audience

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  • curtain call — curtain calls also curtain call N COUNT In a theatre, when actors or performers take a curtain call, they come forward to the front of the stage after a performance in order to receive the applause of the audience. The first time they danced… …   English dictionary

  • curtain call — n. 1. a call, usually by continued applause, for the performers to return to the stage at the end of a play, act, etc. 2. such a return, acknowledging the applause …   English World dictionary

  • curtain call — n the time at the end of a performance when the actors come to the front of the stage to receive ↑applause …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • curtain call — curtain ,call noun count the time just after a play or show when the performers come to the front of the stage and the audience APPLAUDS …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • curtain call — ► NOUN ▪ the appearance of one or more performers on stage after a performance to acknowledge the audience s applause …   English terms dictionary

  • Curtain call — For other uses, see Curtain call (disambiguation). A curtain call (walkdown, bow) occurs at the end of a performance when individuals return to the stage to be recognized by the audience for their performance.[1][2] In musical theater, the… …   Wikipedia

  • curtain call — noun an appearance by actors or performers at the end of the concert or play in order to acknowledge the applause of the audience (Freq. 2) • Syn: ↑bow • Hypernyms: ↑thanks * * * noun, pl ⋯ calls [count] : the time when a performer returns to the …   Useful english dictionary

  • curtain call — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms curtain call : singular curtain call plural curtain calls theatre the time just after a play or show when the performers come to the front of the stage and the audience applauds …   English dictionary

  • curtain call — n. to take a curtain call * * * [ kɜːtnkɔːl] to take a curtain call …   Combinatory dictionary

  • curtain-call — see curtain call …   English dictionary

  • curtain call — Synonyms and related words: act, afterpiece, bit, chaser, curtain, curtain raiser, divertimento, divertissement, epilogue, exode, exodus, expository scene, finale, hoke act, interlude, intermezzo, intermission, introduction, number, prologue,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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