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Friday, August 13

Coda

[KOH-də]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: Italian, mid-18th century

1.

A concluding event, remark, or section.

2.

The concluding passage of a piece or movement (music), typically forming an addition to the basic structure.

Examples of Coda in a sentence

"Tim composed an elegant concerto with a haunting coda."

"The graduation ceremony was a touching coda to her high school memories."

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About Coda

This word comes from the Italian “cauda,” meaning “tail.”

Did you Know?

A coda can also be the conclusion of a dance, such as a “pas de deux,” when two dancers complete the final portion of a ballet.

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