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date: 15 October 2019

encore (Fr., ‘again’). 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to Music
Author(s):
Lalage CochraneLalage Cochrane

A word adopted into English and called out by audiences to demand that a performer or performers should return to the stage to give an additional performance—sometimes of the same piece, but more usually of another. Such an additional piece is itself referred to as an ‘encore’. The use of the term dates back to the 18th century, when it was common in concerts and operas for performances to be interrupted for the repetition of movements and arias. The French themselves, and the Italians, use the word ... ...

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