finale has definitions from the fields of music,fine art,writing
[ noun ] the concluding part of any performance

Used in print

(Rocky Mountains News, [Denver, Colorado],...)

The powerful New_York Yankees won their 19th world_series in a 5 - game romp over outclassed Cincinnati , crushing the Reds in a humiliating 13 - 5 barrage Monday in the loosely played finale .

(Frank Getlein and Harold C. Gardiner, S.J., Movies,...)

As a finale is appended a close-up of one of the band taking_aim and firing his revolver straight at the audience .

(Whit Masterson, Evil Come, Evil Go....)

As Andy reached the finale of his act , a subdued commotion backstage drew his attention to the wings .

He waved at Fox to cut_off the finale introduction .

Related terms

finish finish close

[ noun ] (music,fine art,writing) the closing section of a musical composition



Used in print

(The Providence Journal...)

Still , his finale is put_together with taste and a most sensitive projection of that pale sustenance , despair .

(High Fidelity, 11:10...)

The Presto ma_non_assai of the first trio of the scherzo is taken literally and may shock you , as the real Allegro_con_spirito of the finale is likely to bring you to your feet .

[ noun ] designated event that concludes a contest (especially a race)


"excitement grew as the finish neared" "my horse was several lengths behind at the finish" "the winner is the team with the most points at the finish"