curtain call definition by Webster's New World
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- a call, usually by continued applause, for the performers to return to the stage at the end of a play, act, etc.
- such a return, acknowledging the applause
curtain call definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The appearance of performers or a performer at the end of a performance to receive applause from the audience.