postlude

postlude

[pohst-lood]
noun Music.
1.
a concluding piece or movement.
2.
a voluntary at the end of a church service.

Origin:
1850–55; post- + -lude < Latin lūdus game, modeled on prelude

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postlude (ˈpəʊstluːd)
 
n
1.  music a final or concluding piece or movement
2.  a voluntary played at the end of a Church service
 
[C19: from post- + -lude, from Latin lūdus game; compare prelude]

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postlude
1851, from post- + (pre)lude.
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