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afterword

Syllabification: af·ter·word
Pronunciation: /ˈaftərˌwərd
 
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Definition of afterword in English:

noun

A concluding section in a book, typically by a person other than the author.
Example sentences
  • The book concludes with an afterword describing the developments in the village during the past three decades, a brief historical sketch of the Karen people, and some suggestions for further reading about the Karens.
  • Again and again writers have explained themselves in a variety of ways: forewords, afterwords, essays, interviews, journal entries, not to mention stories or poems that rework old themes.
  • This essay is adapted from the afterword of the paperback edition.

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