finale finale  /fə ˈnæ li/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the closing section of a musical composition
  2. (n) the temporal end; the concluding time
  3. (n) the concluding part of any performance

Usage(s):

  1. If we look at searches for the two American Idol finalists going into the show's finale on Wednesday, beatboxer Blake Lewis, 25, is edging out 17-year-old Jordin Sparks by just 25.
  2. Top Chef wouldn't retain any suspense at the finale--indeed, it wouldn't even require a finale--if the show was simply awarding the finalist with the best track record.
  3. By the time the finale aired, some 400 million people were tuning in.

News

  1. Residents offer top picks for Swons at finale

    The Phoenix asked: What song do you think the Swon Brothers should sing on the finale of “The Voice” and why do you think they should sing the song you choose?
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Muskogee Phoenix

  2. Festival Finale

    Gallery Festival Finale Marie Havenga Jun 15, 2013 Teaser:  The 28th annual Spring Lake Heritage Festival concluded with a bang
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Grand Haven Tribune

  3. 'Save Me' Finale: Betty White Portrays God As Beth Finally Meets With The Divine (VIDEO)

    " Save Me " had some star power saved up for its first season -- and probably series -- finale. Beth passed out during a charity race she'd put together to save the hospital her daughter was born in. She'd gotten sick the day of the race but insisted on running anyway.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Huffington Post

Quotes

  1. "In life as in football, overtime is the most difficult. Let's not forget that and let's mobilize all our forces for the grand finale on July 4," he said.
    on Jun 20, 2010 By: Bronislaw Komorowski Source: CTV.ca

  2. "That was important to see them," Bruyneel said, referring to the scouting of the stage. "And it actually was worse than we thought. It's gonna be a really nerve-racking finale."
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Johan Bruyneel Source: The Associated Press

  3. With a hint that the future was uncertain, he said: "This wasn't the expected finale (for us), but whoever comes in must carry on on this path which is the one Argentines like. I thanked (the players and coaching staff) for the job they did, that's...
    on Jul 3, 2010 By: Diego Maradona Source: Moneycontrol.com

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