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curtain call

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.
Origin of curtain call
1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • While the applause, reaching curtain-call after curtain-call, surged all about him, young Lancaster was lost in rverie.

    Cape of Storms Percival Pollard
British Dictionary definitions for curtain-call

curtain call

the appearance of performers at the end of a theatrical performance to acknowledge applause
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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