[ahng-kawr, -kohr, ahn-]
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.
verb (used with object), encored, encoring.
to call for a repetition of.
to call for an encore from (a performer).

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

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encore (ˈɒŋkɔː)
1.  again; once more: used by an audience to demand an extra or repeated performance
2.  an extra or repeated performance given in response to enthusiastic demand
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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Word Origin & History

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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Example sentences
The band left smiling and waving, but didn't play an encore.
One last encore was foiled by a broken kick drum pedal.
But aspiring encore careerists can't look to the government for much more help.
In the final stage, the curtain call and encore occurs, and the actor gets that wish to relive childhood.
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