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ep·i·logue

also ep·i·log  (ĕp′ə-lôg′, -lŏg′)
n.
1.
a. A short poem or speech spoken directly to the audience following the conclusion of a play.
b. The performer who delivers such a short poem or speech.
2. A short addition or concluding section at the end of a literary work, often dealing with the future of its characters. Also called afterword.
3. An event which reflects meaningfully on a recently ended conflict or struggle.

[Middle English epiloge, from Old French epilogue, from Latin epilogus, from Greek epilogos, conclusion of a speech : epi-, epi- + logos, word, speech; see leg- in Indo-European roots.]

epilogue

(ˈɛpɪˌlɒɡ) or

epilog

n
1. (Theatre)
a. a speech, usually in verse, addressed to the audience by an actor at the end of a play
b. the actor speaking this
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a short postscript to any literary work, such as a brief description of the fates of the characters in a novel
3. (Broadcasting) Brit (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]
epilogist n

ep•i•logue

or ep•i•log

(ˈɛp əˌlɔg, -ˌlɒg)

n.
1. a concluding part added to a literary work.
2. a speech, usu. in verse, delivered by one of the actors after the conclusion of a play.
3. the person speaking this.
[1375–1425; < Latin epilogus < Greek epílogos peroration of a speech]

epilogue

1. the final section of a literary work, often added by way of explanation, comment, etc.
2. a closing speech in a play, often delivered after the completion of the main action. — epilogistic, adj.
See also: Drama

epilogue

A postscript outlining what happens to characters after the ending of the main story, or a final passage to point a moral or offer an explanation to the reader.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.epilogue - a short speech (often in verse) addressed directly to the audience by an actor at the end of a play
close, closing, ending, conclusion, end - the last section of a communication; "in conclusion I want to say..."
2.epilogue - a short passage added at the end of a literary work; "the epilogue told what eventually happened to the main characters"
piece of writing, written material, writing - the work of a writer; anything expressed in letters of the alphabet (especially when considered from the point of view of style and effect); "the writing in her novels is excellent"; "that editorial was a fine piece of writing"
close, closing, ending, conclusion, end - the last section of a communication; "in conclusion I want to say..."

epilogue

noun conclusion, postscript, coda, afterword, concluding speech the story used by Pasternak in an epilogue to his novel
introduction, prelude, preface, preamble, foreword, prologue, exordium
Translations
خاتِمَه
efterskriftepilog
epilógus
eftirmáli, lokaorî
epilogas
epilogs
epilóg
pogovor
son söz

epilogue

[ˈepɪlɒg] Nepílogo m

epilogue

[ˈɛpɪlɒg] népilogue m

epilogue

, (US) epilog
nEpilog m, → Nachwort nt; (Rad, TV) → Wort ntzum Tagesausklang

epilogue

[ˈɛpɪˌlɒg] nepilogo

epilogue

(ˈepilog) noun (American)epilog
the closing section of a book, programme etc.
References in classic literature ?
It might have been expected that when the play was done, both players and audience would have dispersed; but the epilogue was as bad as the play, for no sooner was the Devil dead, than the manager of the puppets and his partner were summoned by the single gentleman to his chamber, where they were regaled with strong waters from his private store, and where they held with him long conversations, the purport of which no human being could fathom.
From the first casting of the parts to the epilogue it was all bewitching, and there were few who did not wish to have been a party concerned, or would have hesitated to try their skill.
Epilogue to Beaumont and Fletcher's Honest Man's Fortune.
One can only imagine what goes on in the kitchen of Epilogue.
Fifteen chapters and epilogue are divided into three parts: reform in two worlds; the age of crises; reform in transition; epilogue: Reform Judaism after 1948.
However, there has to be an epilogue to this and if this is it--let it be, says Goran Rafajlovski, President of the Economic Chamber of Skopje.
1) The matter of determining to which production the prologue and epilogue belonged, however, is more complex than Bancroft suggests; and whether they did indeed belong to the 1664 production is far from certain.
Epilogue launched in Los Angeles, California on May 5, 2015.
EPILOGUE is his story of recovery, discovery, and change - and a document that revealed his father's second family.
In most biographies, an epilogue provides the story of what happens after the subject of the book has died or somehow left the scene.
It is too early to predict the possible epilogue from the lustration process that is supposed to end by 2019," Andov added.
2) Yet, for all of its popularity, critics and readers alike have continued to struggle with the poem's epilogue and its relation to the first two parts of the story.