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finale

[fi-nal-ee, -nah-lee] /fɪˈnæl i, -ˈnɑ li/
noun
1.
the last piece, division, or movement of a concert, opera, or composition.
2.
the concluding part of any performance, course of proceedings, etc.; end.
Origin of finale
1715-1725
1715-25; < Italian, noun use of finale (adj.) < Latin fīnālis final
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finale

/fɪˈnɑːlɪ/
noun
1.
the concluding part of any performance or presentation
2.
the closing section or movement of a musical composition
Word Origin
C18: from Italian, n use of adj finale, from Latin fīnālisfinal
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Word Origin and History for finale
n.

1783, borrowed as a musical term from Italian finale "final," from Latin finalis (see final). From 1724 as an Italian word in English. Figurative use by 1810.

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