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- n. An exclamation or reflection used to summarise or round off an argument or discourse.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An exclamatory sentence, or striking reflection, which sums up or concludes a discourse.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In rhetoric, a sentence (that is, a general observation or striking reflection) subjoined to a descriptive, narrative, argumentative, or other passage, or at the end of a whole discourse, to confirm, sum up, or conclude it.
From Latin epiphonema, from Ancient Greek ἐπιφώνημα (epiphōnēma), from ἐπιφωνείν (epiphōnein, "call to"). (Wiktionary)