What does afterpiece mean?

Definitions for afterpieceˈæf tərˌpis, ˈɑf-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word afterpiece.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. afterpiece(noun)

    a brief dramatic piece (usually comic) presented after a play

Webster Dictionary

  1. Afterpiece(noun)

    a piece performed after a play, usually a farce or other small entertainment

  2. Afterpiece(noun)

    the heel of a rudder


  1. Afterpiece

    An afterpiece is a short, usually humorous one-act playlet or musical work following the main attraction, the full-length play, and concluding the theatrical evening. This short comedy, farce, opera or pantomime was a popular theatrical form in the 18th and 19th centuries. It was presented to lighten the five-act tragedy that was commonly performed. An example is The Padlock by Charles Dibdin, first performed in London in 1768.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Afterpiece

    aft′ėr-pēs, n. a farce or other minor piece performed after a play.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of afterpiece in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of afterpiece in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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