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1. the concluding part of any performance or presentation
2. the closing section or movement of a musical composition



(1) The concluding section of a cyclic musical composition—sonata, chamber piece, concerto, or symphony. It usually has a fast tempo and is in rondo or sonata form. In the 18th century, the finale was customarily lively.

(2) The concluding scene of an opera or ballet act. As a rule, the finale consists of a number of solo, ensemble, and choral segments. An opera finale often has swift plot development and is either dramatic, usually containing the climax of the act or of the entire work, or solemn and monumental.

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Apres la reunion organisee lundi, il a ete negocie que le stade Wanda Metropolitano accueille la finale de la Coupe du Roi, qui se tiendra le samedi 21 avril", a ecrit la RFEF dans un communique.