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postlude

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noun post·lude \ˈpōst-ˌlüd\

Definition of postlude

  1. 1 :  a closing piece of music; especially :  an organ voluntary at the end of a church service

  2. 2 :  a closing phase (as of an epoch or a literary work)



Origin of postlude

post- + -lude (as in prelude)


First Known Use: 1851


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