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”).
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɛp.ɪ.lɒɡ/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈɛpɪlɔɡ/
- (US, cot–caught merger, Canada) IPA(key): /ˈɛpɪlɑɡ/
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): endspeech
- (brief script at the end of a literary piece): afterword, endspeech; see also Thesaurus:afterword
- (short speech at the end of a play): prologue
- (brief script at the end of a literary piece): prologue; see also Thesaurus:foreword
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