• WordNet 3.6
    • v encore request an encore, from a performer
    • n encore an extra or repeated performance; usually given in response to audience demand
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Encore A call or demand (as, by continued applause) for a repetition; as, the encores were numerous.
    • adv. or interj Encore Once more; again; -- used by the auditors and spectators of plays, concerts, and other entertainments, to call for a repetition of a particular part.
    • v. t Encore To call for a repetition or reappearance of; as, to encore a song or a singer. "Rebecca] insisted upon encoring one of the duets."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • encore Again; once more: used in calling for a repetition of a particular part in a theatrical or musical performance. This use is unknown to the French, who employ the word bis (twice, a second time) for the same purpose.
    • n encore A call by an audience for a repetition of some part of a performance.
    • n encore A repeated performance; a repetition in or as if in response to a recall: as, the conductor refused to give any encores.
    • encore To call for a repetition of (a particular part of an entertainment).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adv Encore äng-kōr′ again: once more
    • n Encore a call for the repetition of a song, &c.: the repetition of a song, &c
    • v.t Encore to call for a repetition of
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. The last part of the word is fr. L. hora, hour. See Hour


In literature:

J'espere que l'annee qui va commencer sera heureuse pour nos deux nations, et qu'elle verra encore nos liens se resserrer.
"The Letters of Queen Victoria, Volume III (of 3), 1854-1861" by Queen of Great Britain Victoria
Their songs were light and gay, and held encore verses to reward the enthusiastic.
"Ghetto Comedies" by Israel Zangwill
Some of the maudlin white men shouted for an encore.
"The Spoilers of the Valley" by Robert Watson
A young girl played a serenade on the guitar, and a member of the orchestra played a waltz for violin, and both were encored.
"Dorothy Dainty at the Mountains" by Amy Brooks
Recalled, she gave the encore prepared for such an event.
"Aurora the Magnificent" by Gertrude Hall
It was a tired, but happily contented cast that took the encore after the final curtain, and the audience were enthusiastic in their applause.
"Polly's Senior Year at Boarding School" by Dorothy Whitehill
It is a beautiful trait in human nature that I was invariably offered an encore.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 13 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The songs were rapturously applauded, and the singers forced to give encore after encore.
"Air Service Boys Over The Enemy's Lines" by Charles Amory Beach
M. Desprez fait connaitre a la haute assemblee que le texte du preambule n'est pas encore arrete, mai lui sera soumis dans la prochaine seance.
"Notes on the Diplomatic History of the Jewish Question" by Lucien Wolf
When he finished the encore he was loudly applauded, and a repetition was insisted upon.
"Belford's Magazine, Vol 2, December 1888" by Various

In poetry:

"Then arrivee the Prussian war—
The siege—the sacre famine—
Then some had but a crust encore,
We mange the last least ham-an’
"New England Magazine" by Ellis Parker Butler
But Colonel Fazackerley, just as before,
Was simply delighted and called out, 'Encore!'
At which the ghost vanished, his efforts in vain,
And never was seen at the castle again.
"Colonel Fazackerley Butterworth-Toast" by Charles Causley
Ah! dere she go, ding dong, ding dong, its back, encore again
An' ole chanson come on ma head of "a la claire fontaine,"
I'm not surprise it soun' so sweet, more sweeter I can tell
For wit' de song also I hear de bell of Saint Michel.
"De Bell Of St. Michel" by William Henry Drummond

In news:

Country Music Hall of Famer Garth Brooks closes his Las Vegas show this weekend at the Wynn's Encore Theater.
The central component, PowerDirector 11, is a mature, storyboarding multi-track video editor that compares well with competition such as Encore and Final Cut.
Making an encore appearance was 2010's defending champ, the Aprilia RSV4 Factory.
Chuck Marble of Elevation Brands (Encore).
In an encore episode, Steve D'Agostino interviews Chuck Marble, CEO of Elevation Brands, which is based in Framingham.
In New York, THIRTEEN will air the program at the same time with an encore presentation Sunday, May 20 at 12:30 p.m.
Buick's small luxury Encore SUV performs superbly.
FogScreen, Inc and Encore Creative are proud to announce that Encore Creative's inventory now contains five interlinkable FogScreen™ One projection screens, making them the largest provider of FogScreen projection screens in the US.
Encore presentations screen March 7.
2013 Buick Encore Photo Gallery.
Hopes will be high for Manziel's encore .
Expectations high for Aggie's encore .
Expectations will be high for Manziel's Heisman encore .
The future of the SEC: Expectations will be sky high for Texas A&M, Manziel's encore in 2013.
Bacon hot and sizzling' at encore performance.

In science:

Plus encore’ [the translation has ‘Also’, but a better rendering might be ‘And not only that’], the definable sets can be arranged in an ordinary infinite sequence; by applying the diagonal procedure it is possible to define in the metasystem a concrete set which would not be definable in the system itself.
Maybe there's no such thing as a random sequence