curtain call


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curtain call

n.
The appearance of performers or a performer at the end of a performance to receive applause from the audience.

curtain call

n
(Theatre) the appearance of performers at the end of a theatrical performance to acknowledge applause

cur′tain call`


n.
the appearance of a performer or group of performers at the conclusion of a play, program, etc., to receive the applause of the audience.
[1880–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.curtain call - an appearance by actors or performers at the end of the concert or play in order to acknowledge the applause of the audiencecurtain call - an appearance by actors or performers at the end of the concert or play in order to acknowledge the applause of the audience
thanks - an acknowledgment of appreciation
Translations
oponavyvolání před oponu
fremkaldelsetæppefald
kitapsolás
framkall
alkışlarla sahneye çağırma

curtain call

n (Theatre) → chiamata alla ribalta

curtain

(ˈkəːtn) noun
a piece of material hung up to act as a screen at a window, on a theatre stage etc. The maid drew the curtains; The curtain came down at the end of the play.
curtain call
an appearance by actors, singers etc after a performance for the purpose of receiving applause. After the play the actors took ten curtain calls.
curtain off
to separate or enclose with a curtain. She curtained off the alcove.
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AFTER a three-year-old campaign that began with such high hopes, only to deliver less than the expected return, Curtain Call starts afresh back on familiar territory today.
He lip-synched Verdi and took an early curtain call, getting up to boogie with the dancers.
AFTER almost an hour of evidence, it took only ten minutes' deliberation by the Turf Club's appeals body yesterday to dismiss the appeal lodged by the owners of Curtain Call against the failure of the Curragh stewards to promote the Luca Cumani-trained colt above Alessandro Volta in the Irish Derby, writes Tony O'Hehir.
The portly, 70-year-old tenor then got the biggest curtain call in history.
The Curtain Call appeal, held at Turf Club headquarters on the Curragh yesterday, was fairly conducted.
During the curtain call, Mitchell boogied with Allen.
Rivals in the Group 1 event at Longchamp include Alessandro Volta, who created such mayhem in the Irish Derby, and Curtain Call, who was fifth at the Curragh.
Michael Crawford - the original title character in ``The Phantom of the Opera'' - makes a special appearance during the play's curtain call following performance No.
FRANKIE DETTORI will be in the saddle when Curtain Call lines up for the Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris at Longchamp on Monday evening, writes Tony Elves.
Theana asked after her students made their last curtain call.
Mark Johnston's runner has shown some decent form over 1m2f, including being beaten not a billion miles by Curtain Call, which is no mean feat.
so on school nights, none of the chorus gets to do the curtain call.