curtain callnoun [ C ]uk /ˈkɜː.tən ˌkɔːl/ us /ˈkɝː.t̬ən ˌkɑːl/
Examples from literature
- Again and again Clara Morris took a curtain call with the other actresses.
- But there were five curtain calls.
- Grace took half a dozen curtain calls, and Kathleen West was also summoned before the curtain and publicly presented with the honor pin by President Morton.
- One night during the run of "King John," a notice was put up that no curtain calls would be allowed at the end of a scene.
- She was busy visualizing the different costumes, even going so far as to see herself slipping through folds of crimson velvet to take insistent curtain calls.