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afterpiece

[ af-ter-pees, ahf- ]
/ ˈæf tərˌpis, ˈɑf- /
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noun

a short dramatic piece performed after a featured play.

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Origin of afterpiece

First recorded in 1770–80; after + piece
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afterpiece
/ (ˈɑːftəˌpiːs) /

noun

a brief usually comic dramatic piece presented after a play
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