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Definition the final part of a series of events — often of a performance and especially a musical performance
  • The finale of Beethoven's ninth symphony is called Ode to Joy.
finale = final part
  • The grand finale of the fireworks show was astounding.
  • finale = final part
  • Did you see the season finale of American Idol?
  • For the finale, they performed Handel's "Hallelujah Chorus."
  • how she poured out the finale of the opera
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • The finale concluded, the dancers promenaded the room,
    Charles Dickens  --  The Posthumous Papers Of The Pickwick Club
  • This wretched note was the finale of Emma's breakfast.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • Then the assembled company would sing, "Maycomb County, Maycomb County, we will aye be true to thee," as the grand finale, and Mrs. Merriweather would mount the stage with the state flag.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • finale = the final part of a performance
  • They said later that Mrs. Merriweather was putting her all into the grand finale, that she had crooned, "Po-ork," with a confidence born of pine trees and butterbeans entering on cue.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • finale = final part of a performance
  • The boy's murder and the "rescue" proved to be a valuable finale.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • Our season finale was at home against the San Diego Chargers.
    Tim Tebow  --  Through My Eyes
  • _' This English finale passed unnoticed; but all were touched.
    Ivan Turgenev  --  Fathers and Sons
  • And the finale—it won't make up for missing the Spec, but it's something.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • The grand finale was the eight of them cluttered onstage dancing.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • Then it moved on to the finale, the reprise, with augmented orchestra swelling in massive tones: "O Lord of heaven, hear my prayer."
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • And now here you are, in a front-row seat for the finale, a special sneak peek into the future.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • Although he couldn't see what was happening, when he heard the shocking finale, he was thankful he had been spared the visual.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • There must be some conclusion, some finale.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • My second year was pretty much like my first, with the same finale.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Nine Princes in Amber
  • It was too late now not to follow this make-believe carpet to its plywood finale, and I did not yet know of any truer destination.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar

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