epilogue
also epilog noun Etymology: Middle English epiloge, from Middle French epilogue, from Latin epilogus, from Greek epilogos, from epilegein to say in addition, from epi- + legein to say — more at legend Date: 15th century 1. a concluding section that rounds out the design of a literary work 2. a. a speech often in verse addressed to the audience by an actor at the end of a play; also the actor speaking such an epilogue b. the final scene of a play that comments on or summarizes the main action 3. the concluding section of a musical composition ; coda

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  • épilogue — [ epilɔg ] n. m. • XIIe; lat. epilogus, gr. epilogos « péroraison d un discours » 1 ♦ Résumé à la fin d un discours, d un poème (opposé à prologue).⇒ conclusion, péroraison. Épilogue d un récit, d un roman, d une pièce de théâtre : chapitre,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Epilogue — Épilogue La fable des Deux Pigeons de La Fontaine. L épilogue, du grec επι (epi) : à la fin et λογος (logos) : discours, est, au théâtre classique, un discours récapitulatif à la fin d’une pièce. Ce terme désigne en général une partie… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • epilogue — EPILOGUE. s. m. La derniere partie d un discours oratoire. L epilogue doit estre court. l epilogue doit resumer les principaux raisonnements d un discours …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • epilogue — or epilog [ep′ə lôg΄] n. [ME epiloge < OFr epilogue < L epilogus < Gr epilogos, conclusion, epilogue < epilegein, to say in addition, add < epi , upon + legein, to say, speak: see LOGIC] 1. a closing section added to a novel, play …   English World dictionary

  • 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • epilogue — (n.) early 15c., from M.Fr. epilogue (13c.), from L. epilogus, from Gk. epilogos conclusion of a speech, from epi upon, in addition (see EPI (Cf. epi )) + logos a speaking (see LECTURE (Cf. lecture) (n.)). Earliest English sense was theatrical …   Etymology dictionary

  • epilogue — index codicil, denouement Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • épilogué — épilogué, ée (é pi lo ghé, ghée) part. passé. Qui a été l objet de commentaires peu charitables. Sa conduite épiloguée en cent façons …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • epilogue — [n] afterword coda, concluding speech, conclusion, ending, finale, follow up, peroration, postlude, postscript, sequel, summation, swan song*; concepts 264,270,278 Ant. foreword, introduction, preface …   New thesaurus

  • epilogue — Epilogue, Epilogus. Cic …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • epilogue — (US also epilog) ► NOUN ▪ a section or speech at the end of a book or play serving as a comment on or conclusion to what has happened. ORIGIN Greek epilogos, from logos speech …   English terms dictionary

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