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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fi-nal-ee, -nah-lee]
    • /fɪˈnæl i, -ˈnɑ li/
    • /fɪˈnɑː.li/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fi-nal-ee, -nah-lee]
    • /fɪˈnæl i, -ˈnɑ li/

Definitions of finale word

  • noun finale the last piece, division, or movement of a concert, opera, or composition. 1
  • noun finale the concluding part of any performance, course of proceedings, etc.; end. 1
  • noun finale The last part of a piece of music, a performance, or a public event, especially when particularly dramatic or exciting. 1
  • noun finale performance: final part 1
  • countable noun finale The finale of a show, piece of music, or series of shows is the last part of it or the last one of them, especially when this is exciting or impressive. 0
  • countable noun finale If you say that an event provides a particular kind of finale to something, you mean that it provides it with a particular kind of ending. 0

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Origin of finale

First appearance:

before 1715
One of the 49% newest English words
1715-25; < Italian, noun use of finale (adj.) < Latin fīnālis final

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Parts of speech for Finale


finale popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 88% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

finale usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for finale

noun finale

  • denouement — In a book, play, or series of events, the denouement is the sequence of events at the end, when things come to a conclusion.
  • climax — The climax of something is the most exciting or important moment in it, usually near the end.
  • conclusion — When you come to a conclusion, you decide that something is true after you have thought about it carefully and have considered all the relevant facts.
  • culmination — Something, especially something important, that is the culmination of an activity, process, or series of events happens at the end of it.
  • finish — to bring (something) to an end or to completion; complete: to finish a novel; to finish breakfast.

Antonyms for finale

noun finale

  • commencement — The commencement of something is its beginning.
  • initiation — formal admission or acceptance into an organization or club, adult status in one's community or society, etc.
  • introduction — the act of introducing or the state of being introduced.
  • debut — The debut of a performer or sports player is their first public performance, appearance, or recording.
  • beginning — The beginning of an event or process is the first part of it.

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