Definition of afterword
: epilogue 1
Examples of afterword in a sentence
The novel has a foreword by an eminent critic and an afterword by the author herself.
<the author included an afterword about developments in cancer treatment since the book was written>
First Known Use of afterword
AFTERWORD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of afterword for English Language Learners
: a final section that comes after the main part of a book
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