encore

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English[edit]

"Encore" message during the show Monty Python Live (Mostly) in 2014.

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French encore (more, again), and once used in this sense.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Adverb[edit]

encore (not comparable)

  1. (conjunctive) In addition to what has been said; furthermore; additionally.
    • 1831, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Romance and Reality, volume 2, page 181:
      Encore, attachments thwarted by circumstance, or such as died the natural death of absence—these would be not a few; to say nothing of some half-dozen grand passions.

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.
    • 1837, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Ethel Churchill, volume 2, page 49:
      In youth we encore the sentiment, 'Oh, bless my country, Heaven! he said, and died:' but, as we advance in life, we think, 'How weak it is to pity Cato's case, Who might have lived, and had a handsome place!'
    • 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 Old French ancor, from Late Latin in hanc hōram (until this hour). Compare Catalan and Occitan encara, Italian ancora.

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Adverb[edit]

encore

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

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Descendants[edit]

  • English: encore

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