Definition of epilogue in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɛpɪlɒɡ/
(US also epilog)


A section or speech at the end of a book or play that serves as a comment on or a conclusion to what has happened: figurative a disastrous epilogue to the rest of his career
More example sentences
  • I always had an epilogue to the book, but originally it was my own epilogue.
  • It serves as the epilogue to one of the theologically most profound writings of the New Testament.
  • Well, I've got seven more chapters and an epilogue to write.
conclusion, concluding speech, denouement, swan song, peroration
rare postlude


Late Middle English: from French épilogue, via Latin from Greek epilogos, from epi 'in addition' + logos 'speech'.

  • An epilogue, a comment or conclusion at the end of a book or play comes via Latin from Greek epilogos, from epi ‘in addition’ and logos ‘speech’.

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