post·​script | \ ˈpōs(t)-ˌskript How to pronounce postscript (audio) \

Definition of postscript

: a note or series of notes appended to a completed letter, article, or book

Examples of postscript in a Sentence

In a postscript to her letter, she promised to write again soon. An interesting postscript to the story is that the two people involved later got married.
Recent Examples on the Web Postscript Apologies in advance for the length of this postscript. Bernhard Warner, Fortune, "Global markets turn choppy as investors weigh the threat of a second wave," 22 June 2020 The film was sweet but weirdly frictionless—a postscript to a history of struggle that wasn’t over for everyone, a breezy teen romance framed as a profile in courage. Judy Berman, Time, "Hulu's Love Victor Could Be Great If It Prioritized Substance Over Schmaltz," 11 June 2020 This paperback edition of Horwitz's search for common ground across the South’s racial and political divide features a postscript by his wife, Geraldine Brooks, written after the Pulitzer Prize-winning author’s death. Jennifer Krauss, New York Times, "New in Paperback: ‘The Old Drift’ and ‘Cake’," 8 May 2020 An Alaska high school basketball season that ended before any state champions could be crowned is getting a postscript — on paper, at least. Anchorage Daily News, "Her destiny didn’t include a 4th state basketball title, but ACS’s Destiny Reimers sweeps postseason awards," 8 Apr. 2020 How the moment lives on It was a suitable postscript to the 2014-15 season, which ended in a loss to Duke in the national championship game, although the tournament ended in heartbreak for the Badgers a few days later against Notre Dame. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "50 in 50: Bronson Koenig sends Wisconsin to the Sweet 16," 14 Apr. 2020 How the moment lives on The win ultimately ended with an unsatisfying postscript when the Packers fell to Atlanta in the NFC Championship Game, 44-21. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "50 in 50: Aaron Rodgers finds Jared Cook and the Packers stun the Cowboys in Dallas," 9 Apr. 2020 But so many questions persist about it, for medical professionals as well as for anyone else, that this story is necessarily open-ended (though there is a postscript concerning the girls' condition). Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Wake Up on Mars': Film Review | Tribeca 2020," 17 Apr. 2020 But, in a postscript, the film also lists the names of many high-profile figures who continued to do business in Saudi Arabia even after MbS's role in Khashoggi's murder became clear, including STX chief Bob Simonds. Scott Feinberg, The Hollywood Reporter, "Khashoggi Doc Director Claims Distributors Are "Scared of This Film"," 27 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of postscript

1551, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for postscript

New Latin postscriptum, from Latin, neuter of postscriptus, past participle of postscribere to write after, from post- + scribere to write — more at scribe

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“Postscript.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of postscript

: a note or series of notes added at the end of a letter, article, or book
: an additional fact or piece of information about a story that occurs after the main part


post·​script | \ ˈpōst-ˌskript How to pronounce postscript (audio) \

Kids Definition of postscript

: a note added at the end of a letter, article, or book

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