What does the word finale mean?

Usage examples for finale

  1. An appropriate finale constituted the burning of the American flag, which bore a sublime character in the brightness of fire. – By Water to the Columbian Exposition by Johanna S. Wisthaler
  2. The mazurka- like finale is very graceful and full of pure, sweet melody. – Chopin: The Man and His Music by James Huneker
  3. Thence one emerged after half an hour quite fresh- to dance on and on, till the fiddlers played a fast finale, and went to their supper. – Dishes & Beverages of the Old South by Martha McCulloch Williams