from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A demand by an audience for an additional performance, usually expressed by applause.
- n. An additional performance in response to the demand of an audience.
- transitive v. To demand an encore of.
- interj. Used to demand an additional performance.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A brief extra performance, done after the main performance is complete.
- interj. Please perform again!
- v. To call for an extra performance or repetition.
- v. To call for an encore.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. Once more; again; -- used by the auditors and spectators of plays, concerts, and other entertainments, to call for a repetition of a particular part.
- n. A call or demand (as, by continued applause) for a repetition.
- transitive v. To call for a repetition or reappearance of.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Again; once more: used in calling for a repetition of a particular part in a theatrical or musical performance.
- n. A call by an audience for a repetition of some part of a performance.
- n. A repeated performance; a repetition in or as if in response to a recall: as, the conductor refused to give any encores.
- To call for a repetition of (a particular part of an entertainment).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an extra or repeated performance; usually given in response to audience demand
- v. request an encore, from a performer
French, still, yet, again, probably from Vulgar Latin *hinc ad hōram, from that to this hour : Latin hinc, from here (from hic, this) + Latin ad, to; see ad- + Latin hōram, accusative of hōra, hour; see hour.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French encore ("more, again"). (Wiktionary)