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encore

Syllabification: en·core
Pronunciation: /ˈänkôr
 
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Definition of encore in English:

noun

A repeated or additional performance of an item at the end of a concert, as called for by an audience.
Example sentences
  • And then it's time for the encores and final farewells.
  • At 62 she rarely betrayed her age and, if my memory serves me correctly, she performed a number of encores to thank the very enthusiastic audience.
  • They order a jug of sangria, watching the Argentinian who, aware of his audience's renewed interest, is now performing an encore.

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verb

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Give or call for a repeated or additional performance of (an item) at the end of a concert.
Example sentences
  • Spice was encored three times.
  • At the Richter premiere the third movement was encored, and Elgar wrote beside it in his programme ‘lovely’.
  • ‘Va, pensiero,’ the opera's most famous excerpt, was even encored on opening night.

Origin

early 18th century: French, literally 'still, again'.

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