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Meaning of EPILOGUE

Pronunciation:  'epu`log

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a short passage added at the end of a literary work; "the epilogue told what eventually happened to the main characters"
  2. [n]  a short speech (often in verse) addressed directly to the audience by an actor at the end of a play

EPILOGUE is a 8 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: epilog
 See Also: address, close, closing, conclusion, end, ending, piece of writing, speech, writing, written material



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ep"i*logue\ (?; 115), n. [F. ['e]pilogue, L. epilogus,
fr. Gr. ? conclusion, fr. ? to say in addition; 'epi` upon,
besides + ? to say. See {Legend}.]
1. (Drama) A speech or short poem addressed to the spectators
   and recited by one of the actors, after the conclusion of
   the play.

         A good play no epilogue, yet . . . good plays prove
         the better by the help of good epilogues. --Shak.

2. (Rhet.) The closing part of a discourse, in which the
   principal matters are recapitulated; a conclusion.

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