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encore

play
noun en·core \ˈän-ˌkȯr\

Simple Definition of encore

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

  • : something that follows a success

Full Definition of encore

  1. 1 :  a demand for repetition or reappearance made by an audience

  2. 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

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ENCORE Defined for Kids

encore

play
noun en·core \ˈän-ˌkȯr\

Definition of encore

  1. 1 :  a demand by an audience for a performance to continue or be repeated

  2. 2 :  a further appearance or performance given in response to applause





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