Ep"i*logue (?; 115), n. [F. 'epilogue, L. epilogus, fr. Gr. conclusion, fr. to say in addition; upon, besides + to say. See Legend.]

1. Drama

A speech or short poem addressed to the spectators and recited by one of the actors, after the conclusion of the play.

A good play no epilogue, yet . . . good plays prove the better by the help of good epilogues. Shak.

2. Rhet.

The closing part of a discourse, in which the principal matters are recapitulated; a conclusion.


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