grand finale


: a climactic finale (as of an opera)

Examples of grand finale in a Sentence

All of the performers came on stage for the opera's grand finale. the award for best picture is traditionally the evening's grand finale
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Word History

First Known Use

1784, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of grand finale was in 1784

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“Grand finale.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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