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Epilogue definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

EP'ILOGUE, n. ep'ilog. [L. epilogus, from Gr. conclusion; to conclude; to speak.]
1. In oratory, a conclusion; the closing part of a discourse, in which the principal matters are recapitulated.
2. In the drama, a speech or short poem addressed to the spectators by one of the actors, after the conclusion of the play.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a short speech (often in verse) addressed directly to the audience by an actor at the end of a play [syn: epilogue, epilog]
2: a short passage added at the end of a literary work; "the epilogue told what eventually happened to the main characters" [syn: epilogue, epilog]

Merriam Webster's

also epilog noun Etymology: Middle English epiloge, from Middle French epilogue, from Latin epilogus, from Greek epilogos, from epilegein to say in addition, from epi- + legein to say more at legend Date: 15th century 1. a concluding section that rounds out the design of a literary work 2. a. a speech often in verse addressed to the audience by an actor at the end of a play; also the actor speaking such an epilogue b. the final scene of a play that comments on or summarizes the main action 3. the concluding section of a musical composition ; coda

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a the concluding part of a literary work. b an appendix. 2 a speech or short poem addressed to the audience by an actor at the end of a play. 3 Brit. a short piece at the end of a day's broadcasting (cf. PROLOGUE). Etymology: ME f. F épilogue f. L epilogus f. Gk epilogos (as EPI-, logos speech)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Epilogue Ep"i*logue (?; 115), n. [F. ['e]pilogue, L. epilogus, fr. Gr. ? conclusion, fr. ? to say in addition; 'epi` upon, besides + ? to say. See Legend.] 1. (Drama) A speech or short poem addressed to the spectators and recited by one of the actors, after the conclusion of the play. A good play no epilogue, yet . . . good plays prove the better by the help of good epilogues. --Shak. 2. (Rhet.) The closing part of a discourse, in which the principal matters are recapitulated; a conclusion.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(epilogues) Note: in AM, also use 'epilog' An epilogue is a passage or speech which is added to the end of a book or play as a conclusion. N-COUNT: usu the N in sing

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