al fine

al fi·​ne | \ ˌäl-ˈfē-(ˌ)nā How to pronounce al fine (audio) \

Definition of al fine

: to the end used as a direction in music to return to the start of a section and repeat it up to the point marked fine

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First Known Use of al fine

1830, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for al fine

borrowed from Italian

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“Al fine.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 12 December 2019.

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