encore

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French encore (more, again), probably from Late Latin in hanc hōra (until this hour).

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɒŋkɔː/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɑnkɔɹ/, /ˈɑŋkɔɹ/
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  • Hyphenation: en‧core

Noun[edit]

encore (plural encores)

  1. A brief extra performance, done after the main performance is complete.
    To play an encore.
    Can I get an encore? We want more!
  2. A call or demand (as by continued applause) for a repeat performance.
    The encores were numerous.

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Interjection[edit]

encore!

  1. (said by audience members after a performance) Please perform again!

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Verb[edit]

encore (third-person singular simple present encores, present participle encoring, simple past and past participle encored)

  1. (transitive) To call for an extra performance or repetition of, or by.
    to encore a performer; to encore a song
  2. (intransitive) To call for an encore.
  3. (intransitive) To perform an encore.
    • 2011, Bill Dahl, Motown: The Golden Years: More than 100 rare photographs (page 304)
      They encored with a cover of the Beatles' “Blackbird,” “The Bigger You Love” in 1970, and “Ha Ha Ha” in early '71.
    • 2011, Smitty Herron, Music's Golden Frontier
      Truly unbelievable. Left us all gasping for breath, and wanting more. I think they encored twice, but twenty encores would have been too few.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Late Latin in hanc hōra (until this hour). Compare Occitan encara, Italian ancora.

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Adverb[edit]

encore

  1. still
    Êtes-vous encore là?Are you still there?
    Synonyms: toujours
  2. more
    Voulez-vous encore du pain ?Would you like more bread?
    Tu en veux encore?Do you want some more?
    Synonyms: davantage
  3. again
    Écris-le encore une fois!Write it once again!
    Synonyms: à nouveau
  4. (after the adverb pas) yet, not yet
    Je n'ai pas encore fini.I haven't finished yet.

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