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.
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).
Encore ★★★ 1952
The third W. Somerset Maugham omnibus (following “Quartet” and “Trio”) which includes: “Winter Cruise,” “The Ant and the Grasshopper,” and “Gigolo and Gigolette.” 85m/ B VHS . GB Nigel Patrick, Kay Walsh, Roland Culver, John Laurie, Glynis Johns, Ronald Squire, Noel Purcell, Peter Graves; D: Pat Jackson, Anthony Pelissier, Harold French; W: Eric Ambler.