en·​core ˈän-ˌkȯr How to pronounce encore (audio)
: a demand for repetition or reappearance made by an audience
: a reappearance or additional performance demanded by an audience
: a second achievement especially that surpasses the first
encore verb

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 on the Web The film will premiere Friday, July 12 on Disney+ with an encore on Friday, Aug. 9 on the Disney Channel. Shania Russell, EW.com, 23 May 2024 In the ballet, which returned for encore performances in April, armies of dancers, wearing sculptural, futuristic costumes by Michelle Jank, descend on a dark, sometimes ominous stage glowing with visuals by Hamilton Industries. Gia Kourlas, New York Times, 20 May 2024 But the tenor saved what arguably are his two greatest hits for his encores during Tuesday’s concert. Mary Carole McCauley, Baltimore Sun, 21 Feb. 2024 Young and company came back to deliver a second encore, this time three songs long. Audrey Gibbs, USA TODAY, 10 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for encore 

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Word History


French, still, again

First Known Use

1712, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of encore was in 1712

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“Encore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/encore. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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en·​core ˈän-ˌkō(ə)r How to pronounce encore (audio)
: a demand made by an audience for a repeat or an additional performance
also : a further performance in response to such a demand
encore verb

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