Definition of coda noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

coda

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈkəʊdə//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkoʊdə//
 
Reading music
 
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the final passage of a piece of music (figurative) The final two months were a miserable coda to the President's first period in office. See related entries: Reading music Word Origin mid 18th cent.: Italian, from Latin cauda ‘tail’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: coda