grand finale

noun

Definition of 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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First Known Use of grand finale

1784, in the meaning defined above

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“Grand finale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grand%20finale. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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grand finale

noun

English Language Learners Definition of grand finale

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

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