[koh-duh] /ˈkoʊ də/

Music. a more or less independent passage, at the end of a composition, introduced to bring it to a satisfactory close.
Ballet. the concluding section of a ballet, especially the final part of a pas de deux.
a concluding section or part, especially one of a conventional form and serving as a summation of preceding themes, motifs, etc., as in a work of literature or drama.
anything that serves as a concluding part.
Phonetics. the segment of a syllable following the nucleus, as the d- sound in good.
Compare 1 (def 14), (def 3).
(music) the final, sometimes inessential, part of a musical structure
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

“concluding passage in a musical composition,” 1753, from Latin cauda “tail of an animal.”

An ending to a piece of music, standing outside the formal structure of the piece. Coda is the Italian word for “tail.”
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