en·voy 2 also en·voi (ĕnvoi′, ŏn-)
1. A short closing stanza in certain verse forms, such as the ballade or sestina, dedicating the poem to a patron or summarizing its main ideas.
2. The concluding portion of a prose work or a play.
[Middle English envoie, from Old French, a sending away, conclusion, from envoier, to send; see ENVOY1.]
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