- the last piece, division, or movement of a concert, opera, or composition.
- the concluding part of any performance, course of proceedings, etc.; end.
- the concluding part of any performance or presentation
- the closing section or movement of a musical composition
1783, borrowed as a musical term from Italian finale “final,” from Latin finalis (see final). From 1724 as an Italian word in English. Figurative use by 1810.