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co·da

 (kō′də)
n.
1. Music The concluding passage of a movement or composition.
2. A conclusion or closing part of a statement.

[Italian coda, tail, from Latin cauda, cōda, tail, perhaps originally "that which is hewn off, part," and akin to cūdere, to strike, beat; see incus.]
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coda

(ˈkəʊdə)
n
1. (Classical Music) music the final, sometimes inessential, part of a musical structure
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a concluding part of a literary work, esp a summary at the end of a novel of further developments in the lives of the characters
[C18: from Italian: tail, from Latin cauda]
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co•da

(ˈkoʊ də)

n., pl. -das.
1. a concluding passage of a musical composition.
2. a concluding section, esp. one serving as a summation of preceding themes, as in a drama.
3. anything that serves as a conclusion or summation.
[1745–55; < Italian < Latin cauda tail; compare queue]
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coda

A passage bringing a work or movement to a conclusion.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coda - the closing section of a musical composition
close, closing, ending, conclusion, end - the last section of a communication; "in conclusion I want to say..."
performance, public presentation - a dramatic or musical entertainment; "they listened to ten different performances"; "the play ran for 100 performances"; "the frequent performances of the symphony testify to its popularity"
musical composition, opus, piece of music, composition, piece - a musical work that has been created; "the composition is written in four movements"
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Translations

coda

[ˈkəʊdə] Ncoda f
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coda

nKoda f
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Essentially, their special coda allows them to ask, "I am from the Caribbean, are you?"'
The second coda focuses on the relationship between black popular culture and the early twentieth-century preoccupation with realism.
A new study reveals that not only do different codas mean different things, but whales can also tell which member of their community is speaking based on the sound properties of the codas.
In addition, this analysis brings out the different nature of syllable repair mechanisms in ill-formed codas and coda clusters (final coda deletion) and in the supposedly ill-formed clusters resulting from morpheme concatenation in pluralization (epenthesis), and can therefore explain the presence of deletion in one case, but epenthesis in the other.
Researchers have recorded instances in which two female sperm whales from different pods jointly modify their codas into identical click patterns, in a kind of vocal duet.
Lastly, the CODA will be deemed to meet the safe harbor requirements if another plan maintained by the employer meets the requirements for eligible employees under the arrangement.
However, when it introduced the diminutive Coda 7, it had an immediate hit on its hands: The Coda 7 quickly became the largest selling loudspeaker in Britain.
Some contributions are not treated as CODAs but are subject to the regular discrimination tests under IRC section 401(a)(4).