al fine


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

Word History


borrowed from Italian

First Known Use

1830, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of al fine was in 1830

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“Al fine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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