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postlude

[ pohst-lood ]
/ ˈpoʊst lud /
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noun Music.
a concluding piece or movement.
a voluntary at the end of a church service.
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Origin of postlude

1850–55; post- + -lude<Latin lūdus game, modeled on prelude
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British Dictionary definitions for postlude

postlude
/ (ˈpəʊstluːd) /

noun
music a final or concluding piece or movement
a voluntary played at the end of a Church service

Word Origin for postlude

C19: from post- + -lude, from Latin lūdus game; compare prelude
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