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"concluding passage in a musical composition," 1753, from Latin cauda "tail of an animal."
An ending to a piece of music, standing outside the formal structure of the piece. Coda is the Italian word for “tail.”
in musical composition, a concluding section (typically at the end of a sonata movement) that is based, as a general rule, on extensions or reelaborations of thematic material previously heard.