envoi

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Borrowing from French

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envoi (plural envois)

  1. A short stanza at the end of a poem, used either to address a person or to comment on the preceding body of the poem.
    • 2009 January 28, Erica Jeal, “LSO/Segerstam”:
      From the pulsing throb of the very opening, this was a detailed, incisive playing, culminating in an envoi glowing enough to provide the catharsis this programme so uncompromisingly demanded.

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envoi m (plural envois)

  1. dispatch, sending (act of sending)
  2. (military) dispatch
  3. package (something that is sent or dispatches)
  4. (poetry) envoi

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