The definition of an epilogue is something at the end of a play, movie or other creative work that provides a conclusion or commentary on what has occurred or come before.noun
The speech an actor gives at the end of a play summing up all the action that has happened before is an example of an epilogue.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- a closing section added to a novel, play, etc., providing further comment, interpretation, or information
- a short speech or poem spoken to the audience by one of the actors at the end of a play
- the actor or actors who speak this
Origin: ME epiloge < OFr epilogue < L epilogus < Gr epilogos, conclusion, epilogue < epilegein, to say in addition, add < epi-, upon + legein, to say, speak: see logic
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- a. A short poem or speech spoken directly to the audience following the conclusion of a play.b. The performer who delivers such a short poem or speech.
- A short addition or concluding section at the end of a literary work, often dealing with the future of its characters. Also called afterword.
Origin: Middle English epiloge, from Old French epilogue, from Latin epilogus, from Greek epilogos, conclusion of a speech : epi-, epi- + logos, word, speech; see leg- in Indo-European roots.