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Definition of "encore" []

  • A demand by an audience for an additional performance, usually expressed by applause. (noun)
  • An additional performance in response to the demand of an audience. (noun)
  • To demand an encore of. (verb-transitive)
  • Used to demand an additional performance. (interjection)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "encore" in a sentence
  • "I found that a lot of composers in this project wanted to redefine the term 'encore.'"
  • "The Purpose Prize recognizes social innovators over 60 years old who are engaged in what it calls encore careers, solving social issues."
  • "Some positive reviews might mean a Super Bowl encore is on the way."