noun \ˈpōst-ˌlüd\

Definition of POSTLUDE

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