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1A concluding piece of music.‘a long orchestral postlude’figurative ‘an audacious postlude to a distinguished career’
appendix, codicil, postscript, afterword, tailpiece, rider, coda, supplement, accompanimentView synonyms
- ‘Preludes, offertories, anthems, postludes - these and their like are not essential to worship.’
- ‘They make an odd postlude to Bach and Brahms, however.’
- ‘This work consists of a collection of 7 chorales with preludes and postludes with which the organist can make his contribution to all the liturgical parts of the religious service.’
- ‘This is a good choice for groups who do prelude or postlude music at church services or other functions.’
- ‘The Vocalise, which was not on Previn's recording, comes as a quiet postlude to the Second's drama.’
- ‘While some composers have excelled at writing preludes, Silvestrov has become the master of the postlude.’
- 1.1 An epilogue or afterword.
supplement, addendum, postscript, codicilView synonyms
- ‘Also added is a postlude in which the authors mount a spirited defence of their position in response to the hostile reception given to the first edition.’
- ‘Bloom informs us that he wrote the monograph as a postlude to ‘Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human’.’
- ‘In her postlude to the book, she added, ‘Out of that struggle to find himself he created art that made an enormous contribution to theater and dance almost worldwide.’’
- ‘The whole is introduced by a ‘prelude’ called The Amen Stone (which means ‘May it come to pass’) and closes with a postlude about the same stone.’
Mid 19th century: from post- ‘later, after’, on the pattern of prelude.
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