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epilogue

[ep-uh-lawg, -log] /ˈɛp əˌlɔg, -ˌlɒg/
noun
1.
a concluding part added to a literary work, as a novel.
2.
a speech, usually in verse, delivered by one of the actors after the conclusion of a play.
3.
the person speaking this.
Also, epilog.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English epiloge < Latin epilogus < Greek epílogos peroration of a speech, equivalent to epi- epi- + lógos word
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  • His stage prologues and epilogues, are next to one or two of his smaller pieces, perhaps the best of his works.
British Dictionary definitions for epilogues

epilogue

/ˈɛpɪˌlɒɡ/
noun
1.
  1. a speech, usually in verse, addressed to the audience by an actor at the end of a play
  2. 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
Derived Forms
epilogist (ɪˈpɪlədʒɪst) noun
Word Origin
C15: from Latin epilogus, from Greek epilogos, from logos word, speech
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Word Origin and History for epilogues

epilogue

n.

early 15c., from Middle French epilogue (13c.), from Latin epilogus, from Greek epilogos "conclusion of a speech," from epi "upon, in addition" (see epi-) + logos "a speaking" (see lecture (n.)). Earliest English sense was theatrical.

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