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epilogue


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Epilogue  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  epilogue 
  n  1:  a  short  speech  (often  in  verse)  addressed  directly  to  the 
  audience  by  an  actor  at  the  end  of  a  play  [syn:  {epilog}] 
  2:  a  short  passage  added  at  the  end  of  a  literary  work  "the 
  epilogue  told  what  eventually  happened  to  the  main 
  characters"  [syn:  {epilog}] 




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