envoi envoi

Definition(s):

  • (n) a brief stanza concluding certain forms of poetry

Usage(s):

  1. Sinatra's definitive version was an envoi to a lost love and a derailed life; Bennett's is a swagger, a roguish kiss-off.
  2. Her present book is a sort of envoi to an intellectual life that, for the memoirist, began to wane 20 years ago.
  3. The nation's diminishing social capital was lamented far and wide, from Bill Clinton's bully pulpit to angry sermons by Bill Bennett to Bill Bradley's eloquent envoi to the Senate.

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