afterpiece

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n afterpiece a brief dramatic piece (usually comic) presented after a play
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Afterpiece A piece performed after a play, usually a farce or other small entertainment.
    • Afterpiece (Naut) The heel of a rudder.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n afterpiece A short dramatic entertainment performed after the principal play.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Afterpiece aft′ėr-pēs a farce or other minor piece performed after a play.
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Usage

In literature:

The performances were "The Wheel of Fortune," and an afterpiece.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions" by Charles Mackay
The last trait I have to mention, yet more significant, is the afterpiece.
"The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 1 (of 6)" by Hippolyte A. Taine
She did not act in the afterpiece, and Godolphin escorted her home to the inn.
"Godolphin, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
I treat this subject in "An Edition of the Afterpieces of Kitty Clive," Diss.
"The Case of Mrs. Clive" by Catherine Clive
Dismissed from the Stranger, however, the stage-book probably reappears in the afterpiece.
"A Book of the Play" by Dutton Cook
The tragedy of the gallows was followed by a short afterpiece.
"The Book of the Bush" by George Dunderdale
And what about the afterpiece?
"That Girl Montana" by Marah Ellis Ryan
You may treat yourself at Blois to a very cheerful afterpiece.
"A Little Tour in France" by Henry James
Ay, and to long for the afterpiece.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 89, March, 1865" by Various
And what kind of afterpiece might yet follow the scene of today?
"The Romance of the Canoness" by Paul Heyse
They waited for the afterpiece, enjoyed a pasty and a bottle of Beaune, and went away laughing cozily together.
"One-Act Plays" by Various
The operetta has only three acts, and is followed by no farce or afterpiece.
"Doctor Cupid" by Rhoda Broughton
My little tragedy must be the afterpiece this time.
"A Romance of Toronto" by Annie Gregg Savigny
For afterpiece an oblation was represented.
"Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship and Travels, Vol. I (of 2)" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The fall of man is the sombre afterpiece of this intensely interesting drama.
"Vondel's Lucifer" by Joost van den Vondel
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