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
I found that a lot of composers in this project wanted to redefine the term 'encore.'
The Purpose Prize recognizes social innovators over 60 years old who are engaged in what it calls encore careers, solving social issues.
Some positive reviews might mean a Super Bowl encore is on the way.
Similarly, when you're listening to music played across a century from the ghost of a drowning ship, to allow your musicians to return for an encore is ... not quite right.
Actually, what we're doing for an encore is having the whole fambly come down for a day or two.
January 12, 2005 10: 09 antitext: ooh. look it's orbital. good stuff! and for those interested, and mp3 of the encore from the last orbital show can be found here.
It was about 1710 that the word encore was introduced at the operatic performances in the Haymarket, and very much objected to by plain - going Englishmen.
It’s not often that the encore is truly a showstopper above and beyond the preceding program’s actual content, but it was here.
Burton is credited for creating the four-mallet style of playing the vibraphone, and while it just may be the familiarity of that style of play, his depth and tone during the encore were a contrast to Mr. Wolf's more stark and driving play.
The encore was the brilliant "Man Size Safe" from his album Little Things Run the World.