end·​note | \ ˈen(d)-ˌnōt How to pronounce endnote (audio) \

Definition of endnote

: a note placed at the end of the text

Examples of endnote in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Enhanced by endnotes of fascinating facts from the neighborhood and his life, the book and its illustrations have the intriguing feel of turning pages in a family scrapbook. Augusta Scattergood, The Christian Science Monitor, "Spring picture books to read with the ones you love," 18 May 2020 Edison readers wanting to know more about the subject are fobbed off with some relevant books in an endnote. Howard Schneider, National Review, "Thomas Edison’s Strange Genius," 7 Nov. 2019 Until then, readers may be best served to plow through Hirshman’s text and study the endnotes. Danielle Kurtzleben, Washington Post, "The trailblazers and turning points along the road to #MeToo," 5 July 2019 As if his coincidental last name wasn’t a cute enough endnote for this dye job, get your tissues ready because there’s a kicker. Rebecca Norris, Allure, "This 92-Year-Old Grandpa Dyed His Hair Green to Match His Last Name," 28 Mar. 2018 Aslan is also eager to display his academic bona fides; a massive bibliography and endnotes (many comprised of extended extracts from other scholars) comprise nearly a third of the book. Jerome E. Copulsky, San Francisco Chronicle, "‘God: A Human History,’ by Reza Aslan," 15 Dec. 2017 If, as seems likely, the farcical GOP attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare ends in tragedy for millions of Americans deprived of health care, McCain’s trip to Washington will be a sad endnote to his career. Frank Rich, Daily Intelligencer, "Everything Trump Does Must Be Viewed Through This Single Lens," 27 July 2017 The parts of the book that satirize Singaporean politics often call for a bit of explanation, which Liew provides by way of endnotes and, occasionally, tiny figures chatting in the pages’ margins. Douglas Wolk, New York Times, "Horror: Joyce Carol Oates’s ‘The Doll-Master and Other Tales of Terror,’ and More JUNE 1, 2016," 1 June 2016 The endnotes, which are not pitched at the 4-to-8 set, provide historical context and fascinating tidbits. Julia Livshin, New York Times, "Picture Books on the Joy of Mail, Without the E," 13 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of endnote

1926, in the meaning defined above

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“Endnote.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/endnote. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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