Definition of epilogue in English:

epilogue

(US epilog)

noun

  • A section or speech at the end of a book or play that serves as a comment on or a conclusion to what has happened:

    figurative ‘a disastrous epilogue to the rest of his career’
    • ‘I always had an epilogue to the book, but originally it was my own epilogue.’
    • ‘I've also written an epilogue to this story… but I'll put that up later.’
    • ‘In a way, it seemed like I was writing the epilogue to my life.’
    • ‘There is a two-part epilogue to these door to door exercises.’
    • ‘There then was the widely-photographed epilogue to that story.’
    • ‘Goethe employs the fiction that an editor-figure publishes, with an epilogue, the authentic letters of a young man who commits suicide.’
    • ‘Well, I've got seven more chapters and an epilogue to write.’
    • ‘It's an awkward epilogue to an otherwise agreeable piece of fluff.’
    • ‘This novel consists of three primary sections that are framed by a prologue and an epilogue.’
    • ‘It serves as the epilogue to one of the theologically most profound writings of the New Testament.’
    • ‘The book consists of fifty-eight poems in five sections with an epilogue.’
    • ‘I'm not sure how I feel about this chapter, but that's probably because there's only one more chapter and an epilogue to write.’
    • ‘Everything else is prologue and epilogue to that night.’
    • ‘Just one chapter (after this) and an epilogue to go!’
    • ‘Be sure to stick around for the epilogue to this episode.’
    • ‘I just have the epilogue to write and then the story will have officially have come to an end.’
    • ‘He extolled Shakespeare in many of the prologues and epilogues he wrote for new productions and new theatres, and his ‘Ode to Shakespeare’ proved the most enduring feature of his 1769 Stratford Jubilee and its subsequent London staging.’
    • ‘The epilogue to the film is surprisingly contemporary.’
    • ‘That's taken me a week, and there are nine chapters and an epilogue to go.’
    • ‘He leaves the house with the curse of his father, but in the epilogue to the play, his family accepts his decision.’
    afterword, postscript, ps, coda, codicil, appendix, tailpiece, supplement, addendum, postlude, rider, back matter
    conclusion, concluding speech, denouement, swan song, peroration
    postlude
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Origin

Late Middle English: from French épilogue, via Latin from Greek epilogos, from epi in addition + logos speech.

Pronunciation:

epilogue

/ˈɛpɪlɒɡ/