afterpiece

noun
af·​ter·​piece | \ ˈaf-tər-ˌpēs How to pronounce afterpiece (audio) \

Definition of afterpiece

: a short usually comic entertainment performed after a play

First Known Use of afterpiece

1770, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for afterpiece

after- + piece entry 1

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