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postlude

[pohst-lood] /ˈpoʊst lud/
noun, Music.
1.
a concluding piece or movement.
2.
a voluntary at the end of a church service.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; post- + -lude < Latin lūdus game, modeled on prelude
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British Dictionary definitions for post lude

postlude

/ˈpəʊstluːd/
noun
1.
(music) a final or concluding piece or movement
2.
a voluntary played at the end of a Church service
Word Origin
C19: from post- + -lude, from Latin lūdus game; compare prelude
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Word Origin and History for post lude

postlude

n.

1821, from post- + ending abstracted from prelude.

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