The band manages one encore, “Whipping Post,” but halfway through the number the audience is busily streaming toward the exits.
And when, in a flurry of light and color, the band plays “Young Blood” as an encore, the house erupts.
The same green herbs that appear in sabzi polow are invited back for an encore in a frittata-like egg dish known as kuku sabzi.
1712, from French encore "still, yet, again" (12c.), generally explained as being from Vulgar Latin phrase *hinc ad horam "from then to this hour" (Italian ancora "again, still, yet" is said to be a French loan-word).
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]As a noun, from 1763; as a verb, from 1748.
There appears to be no evidence that either the Fr. or It. word was ever similarly used in its native country. The corresponding word both in Fr. and It. is bis; in It. da capo was formerly used. [OED]