envoi

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n envoi a brief stanza concluding certain forms of poetry
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n envoi An obsolete form of envoy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Envoi the concluding part of a poem or a book: the author's final words, esp. now the short stanza concluding a poem written in certain archaic metrical forms.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. envoyeenvoiier, to send—en voie, on the way—L. in, on, via, a way.

Usage

In literature:

At the envoi's end, I touch.
"Cyrano de Bergerac" by Edmond Rostand
CONCLUSION OR L'ENVOI BY ANOTHER WRITER.
"Record of Buddhistic Kingdoms" by Fa-Hsien
His "Envoi" in 1874, "Les Chats du Cardinal," and "Grandeur Decline" brought more medals.
"Concerning Cats" by Helen M. Winslow
Les derniers evenements et l'envoi par l'Autriche-Hongrie d'un ultimatum a la Serbie preoccupent le Gouvernement Imperial an plus haut degre.
"Why We Are At War (2nd Edition, revised)" by Members of the Oxford Faculty of Modern History
Followed the beat of lessening footfalls, while the nightingale improvised an envoi.
"Chivalry" by James Branch Cabell
Followed the beat of lessening footsteps, while the nightingale improvised his envoi.
"Chivalry" by James Branch Cabell
They can remember nothing save the Envoi and its singer.
"A German Pompadour" by Marie Hay
L'Envoi, the end of the legend.
"The Roycroft Dictionary" by Elbert Hubbard
Mais je ne voulais que vous remercier et repondre a votre envoi.
"The Letters of Henry James (volume I)" by Henry James
Kipling so states it in the "L'Envoi" of "The Seven Seas.
"The Bible and Life" by Edwin Holt Hughes
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