Origin of finale
Examples from the Web for finale
When things reached the ludicrous crescendo of the finale—when neither story made sense—my heart sank.What On Earth Is ‘The Affair’ About? Season One’s Baffling Finale|Tim Teeman|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So why does Season 2—which just had its fall finale Monday night—feel like such a disappointment so far?The Blacklist’s Frustrating Fall: Keen’s a Keeper, but Red Regresses|Jason Lynch|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Let Me Be Frank With You is likely the finale of Frank Bascombe.Richard Ford’s Artful Survivalist Guide: The Return of Frank Bascombe|Tom LeClair|November 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Undefeated Harvard, which had three games left, including its finale with Yale, did not follow suit.
Although Meredith and I did write the finale episode of Season 3.‘Homeland’ Creator Talks Season 4’s ‘Reboot,’ Life After Brody, and How ISIS Will Affect the Show|Marlow Stern|October 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then comes an Andante with six variations, and the finale, consisting of a cheerful Rondo.Life Of Mozart, Vol. 2 (of 3)|Otto Jahn
She glanced at him, with an adorable smile as a finale, so confident she had proven her case.The Bondwoman|Marah Ellis Ryan
The finale to the first act, in which the leading motives of the overture were introduced, called forth enthusiastic applause.The Great Musicians: Rossini and His School|Henry Sutherland Edwards
Whitewash, a glass of sherry as a finale, after drinking port and claret.The Slang Dictionary|John Camden Hotten
As a finale to our excellent programme, the most amusing and entertaining thing of all was yet to be carried out.In Eastern Seas|J. J. Smith
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Word Origin for finale
Word Origin and History for finale
1783, borrowed as a musical term from Italian finale "final," from Latin finalis (see final). From 1724 as an Italian word in English. Figurative use by 1810.