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epilogue Syllabification: ep·i·logue
Pronunciation: /ˈepəˌlôɡ/
(also epilog)

Definition of epilogue in English:


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.
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.
afterword, postscript, PS, coda, codicil, appendix, tailpiece, supplement, addendum, postlude, rider, back matter;


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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