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noun
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.
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Origin of curtain call

First recorded in 1880–85
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curtain call

noun
the appearance of performers at the end of a theatrical performance to acknowledge applause
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