Postlude Definition

pōstlo͝od
noun

A voluntary played at the end of a church service.

Webster's New World
A musical selection that concludes a performance.
Webster's New World
A concluding piece.
American Heritage
A final chapter or phase.
American Heritage
Synonyms:
verb
(rare) To form a postlude (to); to end with a postlude.
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Other Word Forms of Postlude

Noun

Singular:
postlude
Plural:
postludes

Origin of Postlude

  • From post- + Latin ludus (“play") (modelled on prelude).

    From Wiktionary

  • post– (pre)lude

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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