grand finale

noun
Updated on: 9 Nov 2017

Definition of grand finale

:a climactic finale (as of an opera)

Examples of grand finale in a Sentence

  1. All of the performers came on stage for the opera's grand finale.

  2. the award for best picture is traditionally the evening's grand finale

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First Known Use of grand finale

1784


GRAND FINALE Defined for English Language Learners

grand finale

noun

Definition of grand finale for English Language Learners

  • : a very exciting or impressive ending of a performance or show


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