coda

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noun co·da \ˈkō-də\

Definition of coda

  1. 1a :  a concluding musical section that is formally distinct from the main structureb :  a concluding part of a literary or dramatic work

  2. 2 :  something that serves to round out, conclude, or summarize and usually has its own interest

Examples of coda in a Sentence

  1. The movie's coda shows the main character as an adult 25 years later.

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Origin and Etymology of coda

Italian, literally, tail, from Latin cauda


First Known Use: circa 1753


CODA Defined for English Language Learners

coda

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noun

Definition of coda for English Language Learners

  • : 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


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