Definition of encore noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈɒŋkɔː(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːŋkɔːr//
Live music
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an extra short performance given at the end of a concert or other performance; a request for this made by an audience calling out She played a Chopin waltz as an encore. The group got three encores. See related entries: Live music Word Originearly 18th cent.: French, literally ‘still, again’.Extra examples He took several encores before the crowd finally began to leave. The audience called for an encore. The singer gave four encores. You’ll never get an encore if you perform like that!
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