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 in a sentence
The movie's coda shows the main character as an adult 25 years later.
Origin and Etymology of coda
Italian, literally, tail, from Latin cauda
First Known Use: circa 1753
Rhymes with coda
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