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

     

    finale

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//fɪˈnɑːli//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//fɪˈnæli//
     
     
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  1. 1the last part of a show or a piece of music the rousing finale of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony The festival ended with a grand finale in Hyde Park.
  2. 2finale (to something) (after an adjective) an ending to something of the type mentioned a fitting finale to the day’s events
  3. Word Origin mid 18th cent.: from Italian, from Latin finalis, from finis ‘end’.Extra examples The match had a thrilling finale, with three goals scored in the last five minutes. The reality show had a thrilling finale last night. This victory provided a fitting finale to a brilliant season for the club. a rousing finale to an evening of enthralling music It was a fitting finale to the day’s events. The festival ended with a grand finale of fireworks and music. the rousing finale of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony
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