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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FINALE

A frenzied explosion of yells, jests, and applause covered the finale.

She glanced at him, with an adorable smile as a finale, so confident she had proven her case.

It consists of an air, nine variations and a finale which is in rondo form.

Finale to that festival where each guest might be safely merry.

The ‘scene’ was over, and we all leaped to our feet to enact the finale.

One last feat remained, the Finale, of which Mignon had spoken.

The overture and the finale, both pieces in which the great motto "Trinq!"

But this was not to be the finale of the Boer resistance to the wild Zulu.

The finale 85 is captivating and brilliant, and develops some big climaxes.

The finale begins with a touch of Ethiopianism that is perhaps unconscious.

WORD ORIGIN

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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