V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. concluding section of a musical piece that has dramatic energy and is distinct from the main structure; 2. extra text in a literary work or speech that gives additional information

Synonyms: finale, conclusion, postlude, summation

Antonyms: foreword, prelude, prologue, introduction

Tips: A coda will conclude and summarize a work, yet retain its own interest.

Usage Examples:

The musician was frustrated and unable to complete a coda for the end of his composition. (finale, conclusion)

The autobiography contained a coda summarizing the state of the author when he wrote the book. (postlude, conclusion)

The symphony's coda was more thrilling than the entire composition itself. (finale)

After the orchestra had finished playing the coda, the audience jumped up with applause and cried for an encore. (finale)

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