postlude definition by Webster's New World
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- an organ voluntary played at the end of a church service
- a musical selection that concludes a performance
Origin: post- plush (pre)lude
postlude definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Music a. An organ voluntary played at the end of a church service.b. A concluding piece.
- A final chapter or phase.
Origin: post- + (pre)lude.