af·​ter·​piece ˈaf-tər-ˌpēs How to pronounce afterpiece (audio)
: a short usually comic entertainment performed after a play

Word History


after- + piece entry 1

First Known Use

1770, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of afterpiece was in 1770

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“Afterpiece.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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