Definition of encore
1 : a demand for repetition or reappearance made by an audience
2a : a reappearance or additional performance demanded by an audienceb : a second achievement especially that surpasses the first
Examples of encore in a Sentence
He sang a folk song as an encore.
Her first novel was a best seller—but what is she going to do for an encore?
Recent Examples of encore from the Web
OSTAPENKO’S FOLLOW-UP After coming out of nowhere to win the French Open, what will Jelena Ostapenko do for an encore?
The encores will go on and on and on and on … Taylor Piephoff is a naturalist with an interest in the birds and wildlife of the southern Piedmont: PiephoffT@aol.com.
Plusieurs dizaines de milliers d'appareils défectueux sont encore en circulation.
No, just pop on this 1992 tube-shaped foul weather suit, and stay til the encore.
The Star Plaza Theatre will soon have its last encore.
This fatigue surely stemmed from a man well past middle age leading an almost nonstop exuberant set complete with three encores, and also a man still witnessing a country's predilection toward division and violence.
Even before NASA landed humans on the Moon during the Apollo program, some of its engineers had already begun to consider what to do for an encore.
After a breakout junior season, Ally Costa provided a major encore.
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Origin and Etymology of encore
French, still, again
First Known Use: 1712See Words from the same year
ENCORE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of encore for English Language Learners
: an extra piece of music performed in response to a request from the audience
: something that follows a success
ENCORE Defined for Kids
Definition of encore for Students
1 : a demand by an audience for a performance to continue or be repeated
2 : a further appearance or performance given in response to applause
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