the appearance of the performers at the conclusion of a theatrical or other performance in response to the applause of the audience.
each individual appearance of a performer at the end of a performance in response to prolonged applause.
Why Is It Called Soccer?In a few countries this game is referred to by names having nothing to do with balls - it is called soccer. Why do American English speakers do this?
Why Do We Call Them Berries?The berry family is a linguistic invention particular to Germanic languages, like English. Other languages, like Spanish and French, do not combine the wide, diverse berry family into one group, but rather have very different words for blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries.
Origin of curtain call
First recorded in 1880–85
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Examples from the Web for curtain call
While the applause, reaching curtain-call after curtain-call, surged all about him, young Lancaster was lost in rverie.Cape of Storms|Percival Pollard
British Dictionary definitions for curtain call
the appearance of performers at the end of a theatrical performance to acknowledge applause
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