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.
  • To call for a repetition of (a particular part of an entertainment).
  • 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.

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)



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  • Quelqu'un ma dit que tu mamais encore...
    -Carla Bruni

    July 26, 2009

  • "Now can I get an encore, do you want more
    Cookin' raw with the Brooklyn boy
    So for one last time I need y'all to roar"

    January 10, 2007