Definition of Finale

1. Noun. The closing section of a musical composition.

2. Noun. The temporal end; the concluding time. "They were playing better at the close of the season"
Exact synonyms: Close, Conclusion, Finis, Finish, Last, Stopping Point
Generic synonyms: End, Ending
Derivative terms: Close, Close, Close, Finish, Finish, Finish

3. Noun. The concluding part of any performance.
Exact synonyms: Close, Closing Curtain, Finis
Generic synonyms: Finish, Finishing
Derivative terms: Close

Definition of Finale

1. n. Close; termination

Definition of Finale

1. Noun. The grand end of something, especially a show or piece of music. ¹

2. Noun. (narratology) The chronological conclusion of a series of narrative works. ¹

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Definition of Finale

1. a close or termination of something [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Finale

final impression
final injunction
final judgment
final nail in the coffin
final nails in the coffin
final payment
final period
final result
final sigma
final sigmas
final solution
final stage
final straw
final whistle
final whistles
finale (current term)

Literary usage of Finale

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Music and Musicians by Albert Lavignac (1903)
"31 (in G), in the Septuor, and in many Symphonies; finally, it may be nothing more than a simple introduction, longer or shorter, preceding the finale and ..."

2. Music: Devoted to the Art, Science, Technic and Literature of Music (1897)
"It is a singular fatality that in most sonatas, trios, symphonies, and similar works of length, the finale represents the weakest part of the composition; ..."

3. Confessions of an English Opium-eater ; And, Suspiria de Profundis by Thomas De Quincey (1851)
"finale TO PART I. — SAVANNAH-LA-MAR. GOD smote Savannah-la-Mar, and in one night, by earthquake, removed her, with all her towers standing and population ..."

4. Messianic Prophecies in Historical Succession by Franz Delitzsch (1891)
"The Great finale, Isa. xxiv.-xxvii. The Deutero - Isaianic prediction ... This finale is one of the greatest achievements of Old Testament prophecy. ..."

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