AskDefine | Define finale

Dictionary Definition



1 the temporal end; the concluding time; "the stopping point of each round was signaled by a bell"; "the market was up at the finish"; "they were playing better at the close of the season" [syn: stopping point, finis, finish, last, conclusion, close]
2 the closing section of a musical composition [syn: coda]
3 the concluding part of any performance [syn: close, closing curtain, finis]

User Contributed Dictionary



From Italian "finale" meaning "end".


  • fɨˈnælij


  1. The grand end of something, especially a show or piece of music.




finale (pl., same)
  1. final(s).




fr-noun f

Derived terms



Late Latin finalis from Latin finis


  1. final




  1. end, ending, conclusion
  2. finale



  1. final, finals
    la finale della Coppa del Mondo - the World Cup final
  2. In the context of "of contest|lang=it": last round, final trial
  3. termination, ending, final clause

Extensive Definition

Finale may refer to:
  • The final movement of a sonata or a symphony, or a concerto or of another piece of non-vocal classical music which has several movements
  • A prolonged final sequence at the end of an opera or musical, or the end of an act of an opera or musical, usually continuously composed and featuring several singers and sometimes the chorus as well
  • Finale (software)
  • Series finale, the last episode of a television show
  • Season finale, the last episode of a single season of a television show

See also

finale in Japanese: フィナーレ
finale in Dutch: Finale

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Z, act, afterpiece, apodosis, bit, bitter end, catastrophe, ceasing, cessation, chaser, climax, close, coda, completion, conclusion, consummation, crack of doom, culmination, curtain, curtain call, curtain raiser, curtains, death, decease, denouement, destination, destiny, divertimento, divertissement, doom, effect, end, end point, end result, ending, envoi, epilogue, eschatology, exode, exodus, expiration, expository scene, fate, final result, final solution, final twitch, final words, finality, finis, finish, goal, hoke act, interlude, intermezzo, intermission, introduction, izzard, last, last act, last breath, last gasp, last things, last trumpet, last words, latter end, number, omega, payoff, period, peroration, prologue, quietus, resolution, resting place, routine, scene, shtick, sketch, skit, song and dance, stand-up comedy act, stoppage, stopping place, striptease, swan song, term, terminal, termination, terminus, turn, windup
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