encore

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

en·core

noun \ˈän-ˌkr\

: an extra piece of music performed in response to a request from the audience

: something that follows a success

Full Definition of ENCORE

1
:  a demand for repetition or reappearance made by an audience
2
a :  a reappearance or additional performance demanded by an audience
b :  a second achievement especially that surpasses the first
encore verb

Examples of ENCORE

  1. He sang a folk song as an encore.
  2. Her first novel was a best seller—but what is she going to do for an encore?

Origin of ENCORE

French, still, again
First Known Use: 1712

Other Performing Arts Terms

diva, dramaturgy, loge, prestidigitation, proscenium, supernumerary, zany

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