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Word of the day: Coda

Coda

[KOH-də]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: Italian, mid-18th century

1 A concluding event, remark, or section.

2 The concluding passage of a piece or movement (music), typically forming an addition to the basic structure.

Examples of coda in a sentence

"Tim composed an elegant concerto with a haunting coda."

"The graduation ceremony was a touching coda to her high school memories."

About Coda

This word comes from the Italian “cauda,” meaning “tail.”

Did you Know?

The acronym "CODA" stands for "child of deaf adult." The acronym has gained widespread use, especially after the 2021 Oscar-winning movie of the same name.


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