afterpiece
noun Date: 1779 a short usually comic entertainment performed after a play

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  • Afterpiece — es el término en inglés con el que se designaban los espectáculos complementarios que se ofrecían después de una extensa obra teatral durante el siglo XVIII en Inglaterra. Se presentaban comedias cortas, farsas o pantomimas para aligerar las… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Afterpiece — Aft er*piece , n. 1. A piece performed after a play, usually a farce or other small entertainment. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) The heel of a rudder. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • afterpiece — [af′tərpēs΄] n. a short sketch presented after a longer dramatic production …   English World dictionary

  • afterpiece — /af teuhr pees , ahf /, n. a short dramatic piece performed after a featured play. [1770 80; AFTER + PIECE] * * * Supplementary entertainment offered after a full length play in 18th century England. A short comedy, farce, or pantomime was… …   Universalium

  • Afterpiece — An afterpiece is a short, usually humorous one act playlet following the main attraction, the full length play, and concluding the theatrical evening. [p24 The Chambers Dictionary Edinburgh, Chambers,2003 ISBN 055010013X] This short comedy, farce …   Wikipedia

  • afterpiece — n. brief skit performed after a play …   English contemporary dictionary

  • afterpiece — n. Farce, low comedy …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • afterpiece — af•ter•piece [[t]ˈæf tərˌpis, ˈɑf [/t]] n. sbz a short comic piece performed after a featured play • Etymology: 1770–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • afterpiece — /ˈaftəpis/ (say ahftuhpees) noun a short dramatic piece performed after a play …   Australian English dictionary

  • afterpiece — noun a brief dramatic piece (usually comic) presented after a play • Hypernyms: ↑piece • Hyponyms: ↑exode …   Useful english dictionary

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