Definition of finale
: the close or termination of something: as a : the last section of an instrumental musical composition b : the closing part, scene, or number in a public performance c : the last and often climactic event or item in a sequence
Examples of finale in a sentence
She sung a very difficult song for the finale.
<the finale to the festivities was a grand display of fireworks>
Origin and Etymology of finale
Italian, from finale, adjective, final, from Latin finalis
First Known Use: 1774
FINALE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of finale for English Language Learners
: the last part of something (such as a musical performance, play, etc.)
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Definition of finale for Students
: the close or end of something (as a musical work)
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