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en·voy 1

 (ĕn′voi′, ŏn′-)
1. A representative of a government who is sent on a special diplomatic mission.
2. A minister plenipotentiary assigned to a foreign embassy, ranking next below the ambassador.
3. A messenger; an agent.

[French envoyé, messenger, from past participle of envoyer, to send, from Old French envoier, from Late Latin inviāre, to be on the way : Latin in-, in, on; see en-1 + Latin via, way; see wegh- in Indo-European roots.]

en·voy 2

also en·voi  (ĕn′voi′, ŏn′-)
1. A short closing stanza in certain verse forms, such as the ballade or sestina, dedicating the poem to a patron or summarizing its main ideas.
2. The concluding portion of a prose work or a play.

[Middle English envoie, from Old French, a sending away, conclusion, from envoier, to send; see envoy1.]


A brief postscript in verse or prose.
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Noun1.envoi - a brief stanza concluding certain forms of poetry
stanza - a fixed number of lines of verse forming a unit of a poem


n (of poem) → Zueignungs- or Schlussstrophe f
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