curtain speech

noun Theater.

the final speech of an act, scene, or play.
a brief speech by an actor, producer, author, or the like, immediately following a performance, usually delivered in front of the closed curtains on the stage.

Nearby words

  1. curtain call,
  2. curtain lecture,
  3. curtain line,
  4. curtain raiser,
  5. curtain shutter,
  6. curtain time,
  7. curtain wall,
  8. curtain-raiser,
  9. curtain-twitcher,
  10. curtained Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for curtain speech

curtain speech


a talk given in front of the curtain after a stage performance, often by the author or an actor
the final speech of an act or a play
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