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Meaning of encore

en•core

Pronunciation: (äng'kôr, -kōr, än'-), [key]
— interj., n., v., -cored, -cor•ing.
—interj.
  1. again; once more (used by an audience in calling for an additional number or piece).
—n.
  1. a demand, as by applause, for a repetition of a song, act, etc., or for a performance of a number or piece additional to those on a program, or for a reappearance by the performers, as at the end of a concert, recital, etc.
  2. the performance or reappearance in response to such a demand: He chose a Chopin nocturne for his encore.
  3. any repeated or additional performance or appearance, as a rerun of a telecast or a rematch in sports.
—v.t.
  1. to call for a repetition of.
  2. to call for an encore from (a performer).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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