again; once more (used by an audience in calling for an additional number or piece).
a demand, as by applause, for a repetition of a song, act, etc., or for a performance of a number or piece additional to those on a program, or for a reappearance by the performers, as at the end of a concert, recital, etc.
the performance or reappearance in response to such a demand: He chose a Chopin nocturne for his encore.
any repeated or additional performance or appearance, as a rerun of a telecast or a rematch in sports.
to call for a repetition of.
to call for an encore from (a performer).
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How to use encore in a sentence
The crowd bawls its approval, but begins to disperse after one encore.Stacks: Hitting the Note with the Allman Brothers Band | Grover Lewis | March 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The band manages one encore, “Whipping Post,” but halfway through the number the audience is busily streaming toward the exits.Stacks: Hitting the Note with the Allman Brothers Band | Grover Lewis | March 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And with a brief, foot-stomping encore of “I Feel the Earth Move,” she proved she can rock a bit, too.‘Beautiful: The Carole King Musical’ Review: A Few Discordant Notes, But Damn Great Songs | Daniel Gross | January 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And when, in a flurry of light and color, the band plays “Young Blood” as an encore, the house erupts.The Naked and Famous, New Zealand’s Synthpop Quintet, Is Here to Make You Happy | Melissa Leon | November 1, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
It is as if Smilevski is demanding an encore by thumping on his own book.
I thought we were in for an encore performance, but gradually the uproar died away, and by midnight all was quiet.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I | Ian Hamilton
Sur le confluant des deux rivieres, y avoit la plus belle assemble des Sauvages que j'aye point encore veue.
Car les Sauvages ayans encore de la reverence aux sepultures de leurs peres & amis, le vouloient porter au Cap de Sable 40.
Mais particulierement encore l'exemption de maladies, qui est vn miracle tres-evident.
This is the proper ending to every demand for an encore in “Le Grillon,” and it never fails to bring one.The Real Latin Quarter | F. Berkeley Smith
British Dictionary definitions for encore
again; once more: used by an audience to demand an extra or repeated performance
an extra or repeated performance given in response to enthusiastic demand
(tr) to demand an extra or repeated performance of (a work, piece of music, etc) by (a performer)
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