encoring

encore

[ahng-kawr, -kohr, ahn-]
interjection
1.
again; once more (used by an audience in calling for an additional number or piece).
noun
2.
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.
3.
the performance or reappearance in response to such a demand: He chose a Chopin nocturne for his encore.
4.
any repeated or additional performance or appearance, as a rerun of a telecast or a rematch in sports.
verb (used with object), encored, encoring.
5.
to call for a repetition of.
6.
to call for an encore from (a performer).

Origin:
1705–15; < French: still, yet, besides < Latin hinc hā hōrā or hinc ad hōram until this hour

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encore (ˈɒŋkɔː)
 
interj
1.  again; once more: used by an audience to demand an extra or repeated performance
 
n
2.  an extra or repeated performance given in response to enthusiastic demand
 
vb
3.  (tr) to demand an extra or repeated performance of (a work, piece of music, etc) by (a performer)
 
[C18: from French: still, again, perhaps from Latin in hanc hōram until this hour]

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encore
1712, from Fr. encore "still, yet, again," probably from V.L. phrase *hinc ad horam "from then to this hour."
"Whenever any Gentlemen are particularly pleased with a Song, at their crying out Encore ... the Performer is so obliging as to sing it over again." [Steele, "Spectator" No. 314, 1712]
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