- 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.
Origin of epilogue
1375–1425; late Middle English epiloge < Latin epilogus < Greek epílogos peroration of a speech, equivalent to epi- epi- + lógos word
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Examples from the Web for epilogue
“The Muslim community is marbled by fear and isolation,” Apuzzo and Goldman write in the epilogue.9 Secrets of the NYPD’s Spy Unit Revealed in ‘Enemies Within’
August 29, 2013
Maybe this most recent turn of events will give the story an epilogue—and me some peace of mind.‘The Staircase’: Director Jean-Xavier de Lestrade on Michael Peterson, Owls, and More
Jean-Xavier de Lestrade
March 4, 2013
What amounts to Breaking Dawn—Part 2 should have been a 15-minute epilogue at the end of that movie.Why ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn—Part 2’ Jumps the Shark
November 16, 2012
Your arrival there always felt right, like the perfect last phase of your soccer career, so forget about this French epilogue.David Beckham to Paris: Why Soccer Star Should Stay in Los Angeles
December 24, 2011
But the epilogue to that story has the makings of a historic coda.The Last Godfather
June 26, 2011
THE preface to a book serves the double purpose of prologue and epilogue.A Hero of Our Time
M. Y. Lermontov
As an epilogue to all that has been said, I will suppose a case.The Formation of Christendom, Volume VI
Thomas W. (Thomas William) Allies
The persons whom Plato ridicules in the epilogue to the Euthydemus are of this class.Euthydemus
He had the past for his prologue, and the future for his epilogue.
On the whole, therefore, we may conclude that he would have considered this epilogue to be genuine also.Cyropaedia
- a speech, usually in verse, addressed to the audience by an actor at the end of a play
- the actor speaking this
- a short postscript to any literary work, such as a brief description of the fates of the characters in a novel
- British (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 and History for epilogue
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