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


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 fīnālis final Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for finale

/ (fɪˈnɑːlɪ) /


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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