noun af·ter·note \ˈaf-tər-ˌnōt\

Definition of afternote



  1. 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. 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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Origin and Etymology of afternote

after- + 3note

First Known Use: 1829

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