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 France’s film closes on a grimly telling statistical postscript, noting that of 151 survivors rescued by the Russian LGBT Network and granted refugee status in other countries, the Trump administration has accepted a grand total of zero. NBC News, "'Welcome to Chechnya' documents Russian region's anti-gay purge," 29 Jan. 2020 The postscripts on this game aren’t pleasant for fans of the Silver and Black. Steve Kroner,, "Raiders’ top games in Oakland? Here’s our list," 14 Dec. 2019 As a postscript to colleague Matt Kawahara’s excellent obit, here’s the starting defensive unit of the Oakland team that defeated Minnesota 32-14 in the Super Bowl of Jan. 9, 1977: Defensive ends: John Matuszak and Otis Sistrunk. Bruce Jenkins,, "Is Bochy coming out of retirement? He just might like the simple life," 25 Oct. 2019 That suffering encompasses more than the peasants of Extremadura, as a postscript informs us of the fate of some of the characters during the Franco era., "BUÑUEL IN THE LABYRINTH OF THE TURTLES," 26 Sep. 2019 Olivia Reiner, PackersNews Our fun was spoiled Thursday when word came down that the Packers were putting the kibosh on Za'Darius Smith's elaborate sack postscripts. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Packers curtail Za'Darius Smith's sack celebrations; let's treasure the ones he gave us," 17 Oct. 2019 There’s an interesting postscript to McDonald’s story. oregonlive, "Bad blood, betrayal turns L.A. coach into Nike whistleblower," 7 Sep. 2019 In the postscript to the Stranger Things Season 3 finale, we are treated to a bittersweet voiceover of Hopper’s emotional letter to Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown), who will ship out of town to live with the Byers in her new life without him. Ashley Hoffman, Time, "People Are Demanding Justice for the Major Stranger Things Character Who Met an Unfortunate Fate," 5 July 2019 The film's postscript suggests, by the footballer's standards, a journey has been taken in recent years. Thomas Page, CNN, "Sex, drugs and soccer: Diego Maradona film shines light on Napoli years," 12 June 2019

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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 17 Feb. 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


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Kids Definition of postscript

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

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