V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. a concluding section or speech in a literary work or play; 2. the person giving the concluding speech

Synonyms: conclusion, appendix, addendum

Antonyms: prologue

Tips: Epilogue comes from the Greek epilogos, "extra speech." It is often explanatory or philosophical in nature. An epilogue is the opposite of the prologue, which appears at the beginning of a book or play.

Usage Examples:

Don't skip the epilogue at the end of this book because it tells you a little more about what happens to the main character. (addendum)

The epilogue of the play really captured the show's entire message. (conclusion)

Shakespearean plays often include epilogues. (addendums)

I think the information provided in the epilogue of this book would have been useful in the prologue. (conclusion, addendum)

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