noun ep·i·logue \ˈe-pə-ˌlg, -ˌläg\

: a final section or speech after the main part of a book, play, or musical composition

Full Definition of EPILOGUE

:  a concluding section that rounds out the design of a literary work
a :  a speech often in verse addressed to the audience by an actor at the end of a play; also :  the actor speaking such an epilogue
b :  the final scene of a play that comments on or summarizes the main action
:  the concluding section of a musical composition :  coda

Variants of EPILOGUE

ep·i·logue also ep·i·log \ˈe-pə-ˌlg, -ˌläg\

Origin of EPILOGUE

Middle English epiloge, from Middle French epilogue, from Latin epilogus, from Greek epilogos, from epilegein to say in addition, from epi- + legein to say — more at legend
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Literature Terms

apophasis, bathos, bildungsroman, bowdlerize, caesura, coda, doggerel, euphemism, poesy, prosody


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