[ep-uh-lawg, -log]
a concluding part added to a literary work, as a novel.
a speech, usually in verse, delivered by one of the actors after the conclusion of a play.
the person speaking this.
Also, epilog.

1375–1425; late Middle English epiloge < Latin epilogus < Greek epílogos peroration of a speech, equivalent to epi- epi- + lógos word

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epilogue (ˈɛpɪˌlɒɡ)
1.  a.  a speech, usually in verse, addressed to the audience by an actor at the end of a play
 b.  the actor speaking this
2.  a short postscript to any literary work, such as a brief description of the fates of the characters in a novel
3.  (Brit) (esp formerly) the concluding programme of the day on a radio or television station, often having a religious content
[C15: from Latin epilogus, from Greek epilogos, from logos word, speech]

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Word Origin & History

1564, from M.Fr. epilogue, from L. epilogus, from Gk. epilogos "conclusion of a speech," from epi- "upon, in addition" + logos "a speaking." Earliest Eng. sense was theatrical.
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Example sentences
His stage prologues and epilogues, are next to one or two of his smaller pieces, perhaps the best of his works.
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