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epilogue

noun ep·i·logue \ˈe-pə-ˌlȯg, -ˌläg\

Simple Definition of epilogue

  • : a final section or speech after the main part of a book, play, or musical composition

Full Definition of epilogue

  1. 1 :  a concluding section that rounds out the design of a literary work

  2. 2 a :  a speech often in verse addressed to the audience by an actor at the end of a play; also :  the actor speaking such an epilogue b :  the final scene of a play that comments on or summarizes the main action

  3. 3 :  the concluding section of a musical composition :  coda

Variants of epilogue

also ep·i·log play \ˈe-pə-ˌlȯg, -ˌläg\

Origin of epilogue

Middle English epiloge, from Middle French epilogue, from Latin epilogus, from Greek epilogos, from epilegein to say in addition, from epi- + legein to say — more at legend


First Known Use: 15th century



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