grand finale


  1. the concluding portion of a performance or entertainment, as a musical show, rodeo, etc., usually spectacular and involving most or all of the prior participants.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of grand finale1

First recorded in 1870–75

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Example Sentences

Kristín Anna Valtýsdóttir It was like the performance was just the foreplay for the real grand finale.

The final winner of the evening, The Father star Anthony Hopkins, wasn’t even in attendance, which made for a mighty awkward grand finale.

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Like, for example, Boone and Shannon, who reappeared, however briefly, during the grand finale.

I also began to plan my GOOP grand finale, an enormous Labor Day banquet with recipes from every major holiday.

I watched every episode up to the grand finale, my senior year in college, and cried the whole way through even though—really?

In the very beginning of this grand finale we learn therefore that the visions concern the land of Israel.

The army looked anxiously for the grand finale of all these extensive preparations.

But by far the greatest sensation was produced by ‘Auld Lang syne,’ which we sang together as a grand finale.

We clear the air for the grand finale, at the palace of the French kings at Versailles, four years later.

Its grand finale was a miniature volcanic eruption, creating a sensation among the Butler mites.





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