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encore (Fr.). Again. In Eng. has been adopted as the word of demand for the repetition of a perf. (properly, perhaps, of the same piece, but often used of a return to the platform to give additional perf., either of the same or another piece). Also used as verb (to encore).

Although a Fr. word, encore entered the Eng. language as a corruption of It. ancora (with the same meaning), which, from the early 18th cent. onwards, was used by audiences at the It. Opera in London (together with the words altra volta, another time). The Fr. use bis (Lat., twice; verb bisser).

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en·core / ˈänˌkôr/ • n. a repeated or additional performance of an item at the end of a concert, as called for by an audience. • interj. called out by an audience at the end of a concert to request such a performance. • v. [tr.] (often be encored) give or call for a repeated or additional performance of (an item) at the end of a concert.

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encore int. and sb. XVIII. — F. encore again, of uncert. orig.
Hence as vb. XVIII. Not so used in F.

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