af·​ter·​note | \ ˈaf-tər-ˌnōt How to pronounce afternote (audio) \
plural afternotes

Definition of afternote

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 McNamee, Chicago Sun-Times, 1 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-Constitution, 14 June 2001

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First Known Use of afternote

1829, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for afternote

after- + note entry 3

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“Afternote.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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