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.
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How to use curtain speech in a sentence
George Bernard Shaw's witticism when somebody in the gallery hissed while he was making a curtain speech has become famous.The Footlights Fore and Aft | Channing Pollock
I used to shriek with laughter listening to his curtain speeches or, rather, his curtain speech.Nat Goodwin's Book | Nat C. Goodwin
What an unthinking person is the average front-of-the-curtain speech maker!Nat Goodwin's Book | Nat C. Goodwin
The real author of our little comedy appears to make a curtain speech.The Rise of the Dutch Kingdom | Hendrik Willem van Loon
I recognized this deathless line as the curtain speech and crawled to my feet.The Repairman | Harry Harrison
British Dictionary definitions for 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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