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WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
bis1  (bis),USA pronunciation adv. 
  1. twice.
  2. again (used interjectionally as an enthusiastic call for the repetition of a musical performance).
  • Latin; Old Latin duis twice
  • Italian
  • 1810–20

bis2  (bis),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Clothinga sheer, often embroidered linen, used in the manufacture of altar cloths.
Also,  bisso. 
  • Latin byssus byssus
  • Middle English 1350–1400

  1. Bank for International Settlements.
  2. British Information Services.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

bis /bɪs/ adv
  1. twice; for a second time (used in musical scores to indicate a part to be repeated)
sentence substitute
  1. encore! again!
Etymology: 19th Century: via Italian from Latin, from Old Latin duis

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