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finale

[ fi-nal-ee, -nah-lee ]
/ fɪˈnæl i, -ˈnɑ li /
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noun

the last piece, division, or movement of a concert, opera, or composition.
the concluding part of any performance, course of proceedings, etc.; end.

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Origin of finale

1715–25; <Italian, noun use of finale (adj.) <Latin fīnālisfinal
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British Dictionary definitions for finale

finale
/ (fɪˈnɑːlɪ) /

noun

the concluding part of any performance or presentation
the closing section or movement of a musical composition

Word Origin for finale

C18: from Italian, n use of adj finale, from Latin fīnālis final
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