Etymology
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postlude (n.)

1821, in music, an organ piece at the end of a church service, from post- + ending abstracted from prelude. General sense of "afterword, conclusion" is by 1928.

updated on September 17, 2020

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Definitions of postlude from WordNet

postlude (n.)
a voluntary played at the end of a religious service;
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