Origin of coda
Examples from the Web for coda
Contemporary Examples of coda
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you haven't seen season five episode eight of The Walking Dead, “Coda”Norman Reedus on Motorcycles, Multitasking, And That Mid-Season Finale: “This Was A Rough One”
December 2, 2014
The scene serves as the coda to The Last of the Unjust, and it ranks as one of the most splendid closing sequences in cinema.Confessions of a Death Camp Collaborator: Claude Lanzmann’s ‘The Last of the Unjust’
February 7, 2014
And then the joke in the last verse of watching Walter Cronkite deliver the coda.Overrated/Underrated: I Do/Don't Believe in Zimmerman
May 24, 2012
It has also, sadly, turned out to be the coda for its director's career.
The film, opening on December 17, has turned out to be a coda to the man's incarceration.
Historical Examples of coda
He gets to the coda at last and takes it at a somewhat livelier pace.A Book of Burlesques
H. L. Mencken
He tapped for the coda with the touch of a king knighting an illustrious subject.Nights in London
The coda, as in the other sonata, is simply a strong passage of climax.Contemporary American Composers
The third section is a varied repetition of the first with a coda.The Life of Johannes Brahms (Vol 2 of 2)
It must be remembered that, as a point of structure, the existence of the coda is optional.Studies in Modern Music, Second Series
W. H. Hadow
Word Origin for coda
"concluding passage in a musical composition," 1753, from Latin cauda "tail of an animal."
An ending to a piece of music, standing outside the formal structure of the piece. Coda is the Italian word for “tail.”