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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cur′tain call`(n.)

  1. the appearance of a performer or group of performers at the conclusion of a play, program, etc., to receive the applause of the audience.

    Category: Showbiz

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bow, curtain call(noun)

    an appearance by actors or performers at the end of the concert or play in order to acknowledge the applause of the audience


  1. curtain call(Noun)

    The moment at the end of a performance when actors come back on the stage and thank the audience for applauding them for their performance.


  1. Curtain call

    A curtain call occurs at the end of a performance when individuals return to the stage to be recognized by the audience for their performance. In musical theater, the performers typically recognize the orchestra and its conductor at the end of the curtain call. Luciano Pavarotti holds the record for receiving 165 curtain calls, more than any other artist. Curtain calls are not solely limited to actors in theaters. Athletes who also perform well may return to the field of play after a big play or at the conclusion of the game for recognition. Professional baseball players usually take their cap or helmet by the brim and hold it in the air. In film, the term "curtain call" is used to denote the film's end credits showing clips, stills, or outtakes of each character with the actor's name captioned. This sequence results in a similar individual recognition by the audience as a stage curtain call. This is usually only done in films that are light-hearted and have many characters, or perhaps a long list of cameo appearances.

Translations for curtain call

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

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.

  • laaste buigingAfrikaans
  • ظُهور المُمَثِّلين بَعد إنْتِهاء المَسْرَحِيَّهArabic
  • бисBulgarian
  • chamadaà cenaPortuguese (BR)
  • opona, vyvolání před oponuCzech
  • der VorhangGerman
  • fremkaldelse; tæppefaldDanish
  • ανάκληση επί σκηνήςGreek
  • llamada a escenaSpanish
  • esinejate väljakutsumineEstonian
  • بازگشت هنرپیشگان به صحنه برای تشویق شدنFarsi
  • esiinhuutoFinnish
  • rappelFrench
  • יְרִידַת הַמָסַךHebrew
  • मंचाभिनन्दनHindi
  • izlazak pred publiku nakon predstaveCroatian
  • kitapsolás (a függöny elé)Hungarian
  • tampilIndonesian
  • framkallIcelandic
  • chiamata alla ribaltaItalian
  • カーテンコールJapanese
  • 커튼 콜Korean
  • pasirodymas scenoje aidint plojimamsLithuanian
  • aktiera/izpildītāja izsaukšana izrādes/koncerta beigāsLatvian
  • tampilMalay
  • het teruggeroepen wordenDutch
  • framkallelseNorwegian
  • wywołanie aktora oklaskami przed kurtynęPolish
  • بازگشت هنرپیشگان به صحنه برای تشویق شدنPersian
  • د هنرمندانو راوپس کیدل صحنی ته د تشویق په خاطرPashto
  • chamadaà cenaPortuguese
  • chemare la rampăRomanian
  • вызов (на сцену)Russian
  • oponaSlovak
  • klicanje pred zastorSlovenian
  • bisSerbian
  • inropningSwedish
  • การออกมาหน้าเวทีของผู้แสดงเพื่อรับการปรบมือจากผู้ชมหลังการแสดงจบThai
  • alkışlarla sahneye çağırmaTurkish
  • 謝幕Chinese (Trad.)
  • поклониUkrainian
  • پروگرام ختم هون‍ے پر اداكاروں کا تالياں وصولن‍ے ک‍ے ل‍ۓ سامن‍ے آناUrdu
  • sự vỗ tay mời diễn viên ra một lần nữaVietnamese
  • 谢幕Chinese (Simp.)

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