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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.
Only after the second production, which was mounted sometime in June 1672, were the prologue and the epilogue to The Parson's Wedding printed as part of a pamphlet entitled the Covent Garden Drollery, or A colection [sic] of all the choice songs, poems, prologues and epilogues, (sung and spoken at courts and theatres) never in print before.
This would show that the primary function of the funerary rituals and royal tombs mentioned in these epilogues was to deal with the political problems which could be posed by a king's death and to ensure the dynastic succession.
The framing text in early modern English drama; 'whining' prologues and 'armed' epilogues.
Two possibly Shakespearean epilogues are behind this new preoccupation.
Maxwell once said he had been responsible for more than 10,000 Tyne Tees Epilogues, delivering many himself but also putting other North East religious leaders into the nightly slot.
The poems can be divided into five different subgenres, though they are not grouped as such: allegories, letters, fragments, poems about places (in Berlin and Vienna), and epilogues.
Donoghue and the other 23 writers who contributed to this volume (Karla Jay, Leslea Newman, and Sarah Schulman among them) take hold of the reader's hand as they elaborate in epilogues on the "real truths in the fictional retelling of lesbian lives.
The modern Jesuit historical dramas omitted the didactic prologues and epilogues, probably because they recognised the strength of the story itself.
Weimann closes, appropriately, with a chapter on endings and epilogues, where he finds doubleness extending beyond the frame of the play.