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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 ?
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.
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.
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.
It is too early to predict the possible epilogue from the lustration process that is supposed to end by 2019," Andov added.
The book includes photos and an epilogue written by the editor.
It takes up the old discussion about the precise meaning and background of the customary epilogue in the books of Kings at the end of a Judahite or Israelite king's life with the reference to his death ("and he lay with his fathers"), a notice of burial in the royal tombs, and the introduction of his successor.
James Shapiro has suggested, looking at the moment in the epilogue to 2 Henry IV when the speaker kneels down "But (indeed) to pray for the Queene" (TLN 3350), that Shakespeare angled his epilogue towards court performance; he believes the epilogue to the play as we have it combines two texts, a public theatre epilogue, spoken by William Kemp and leading up to a jig ("Kemp's repeated mention of his legs and dancing signals that a jig .
Tom Felton, who plays Harry's arch-enemy Draco Mal foy, confirmed that the cast are being given "age training" so they can play themselves in the epilogue of the final film.
But many will remember him for the Epilogue, the short religious broadcast which used to bring the day's programme schedule to a close.
In October of 2007, the Vatican chose to publish original documents on the trial of the Templars; the new epilogue pays especial attention to these documents, looking beyond the hype to scrutinize the significance and legacy of one of medieval history's most famous trials.