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envoi

noun en·voi \ˈen-ˌvoi, ˈän-\

Definition of envoi

  1. :  the usually explanatory or commendatory concluding remarks to a poem, essay, or book; especially :  a short final stanza of a ballad serving as a summary or dedication



Variants of envoi

or en·voy play \ˈen-ˌvoi, ˈän-\

Origin of envoi

Middle English envoye, from Middle French envoi, literally, message, from Old French envei, from enveier to send on one's way, from Vulgar Latin *inviare, from Latin in- + via way — more at way


First Known Use: 14th century


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