Simple Definition of coda
: an ending part of a piece of music or a work of literature or drama that is separate from the earlier parts
: something that ends and completes something else
Full Definition of coda
1 a : a concluding musical section that is formally distinct from the main structure b : a concluding part of a literary or dramatic work
2 : something that serves to round out, conclude, or summarize and usually has its own interest
Examples of coda
The movie's coda shows the main character as an adult 25 years later.
Origin of coda
Italian, literally, tail, from Latin cauda
First Known Use: circa 1753
Rhymes with coda
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Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "coda"
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