Adjective "finale" definition and examples

(Finale may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/fɪˈnɑːleɪ//fɪˈnɑːli/

Definitions and examples

noun

The last part of a piece of music, an entertainment, or a public event, especially when particularly dramatic or exciting.
  1. 'a fireworks finale'
  2. 'For example, both finales use a slow introduction to usher in the faster movement proper.'
  3. 'It has tutus and classroom steps, and it made a bright finale for the evening.'
  4. 'The concluding second movement maintains Stock's penchant for slow, deeply melancholy finales.'
  5. 'We have included some photos of the models participating in the competition and rely on your support as well as media coverage to the run-up of the event as well as seeing you at the grand finales on 31 August 2001.'
  6. 'That set the teams up for the dramatic finale with only a single point separating them.'
  7. 'His discomfiture was to prove the difference between the sides when the dramatic finale was played out.'
  8. 'All of the finales skip along with the kind of sparkling momentum which makes foot-tapping so hard to resist.'
  9. 'In a series that's known for it's exciting and dramatic season finales, this one is only middling, but it's still very very good.'
  10. 'Roy's performances, especially the finales, were not for the faint-hearted but the rest of us found them frankly exhilarating, and so did our audiences.'
  11. 'The event will have a musical finale with a performance from singer Irene Perveen.'

More definitions

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.

More examples(as adjective)

"rallies can be finale."

"markings can be finale."

"lasts can be finale."

"duos can be finale."

"decisions can be finale."

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Origin

Mid 18th century: from Italian, from Latin finalis (see final).