From French épilogue, from Latin epilogus, from Ancient Greek ἐπίλογος (epílogos, “a conclusion, peroration of a speech, epilogue of a play”), from ἐπιλέγειν (epilégein, “say in addition”), from ἐπί (epí, “in addition”) + λέγειν (légein, “to say”).
epilogue (plural epilogues)
- A short speech, spoken directly at the audience at the end of a play
- The performer who gives this speech
- A brief oration or script at the end of a literary piece; an afterword
- (computing) A component of a computer program that prepares the computer to return from a routine.
short speech at the end of a play
the performer who gives this speech
brief oration or script at the end of a literary piece
component of a computer program
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epilogue (third-person singular simple present epilogues, present participle epiloguing, simple past and past participle epilogued)
- (transitive) To conclude with an epilogue.