- A passage or section which brings a piece of music to an end.
- A concluding event or remark.
Early 18th century; earliest use found in charles burney (1726–1814), music historian and composer. from italian, literally "tail".
- The audience erupted in applause as the coda of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony finished.
- The movie had a fitting coda, with the main character riding into the sunset.
- The book's coda tied up all the loose ends and gave readers a sense of closure.
- The coda of the speech was a powerful call to action.
- The coda of the opera was a soaring duet that brought tears to the eyes of many in the audience.