afternote

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noun af·ter·note \ ˈaf-tər-ˌnōt \

Definition of afternote

plural afternotes
1 :a note that appears after the main body of a text
  • … made The Dead Alive a particularly fascinating read in 1874 because, as Collins wrote in an afternote, he based the novel on a real-life murder case …
  • —Tom McNameeChicago Sun-Times1 Jan. 2006
2 :a flavor of a food or drink that is sensed in the mouth after a more immediate or dominant flavor has receded
  • … while the ale's stronger, fruitier flavors masked the shellfish, the malt liquor provided only a slightly metallic afternote, letting through more of the essence of the mussels.
  • Atlanta Journal-Constitution14 June 2001

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