Definition of epilogue noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈepɪlɒɡ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈepɪlɔːɡ//
, NAmE//ˈepɪlɑːɡ//
Elements of a play, Parts of a book
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a speech, etc. at the end of a play, book, or film/movie that comments on or acts as a conclusion to what has happened Fortinbras speaks the epilogue in Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’. compare prologue See related entries: Elements of a play, Parts of a book Word Originlate Middle English: from French épilogue, via Latin from Greek epilogos, from epi ‘in addition’ + logos ‘speech’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: epilogue