encore

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noun en·core \ ˈän-ˌkȯr \

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 in a Sentence

  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?

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Origin and Etymology of encore

French, still, again

Other Performing Arts Terms


ENCORE Defined for English Language Learners

encore

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noun

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

encore

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noun en·core \ ˈän-ˌkȯr \

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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