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"finale" in British English

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finalenoun [C usually singular]

uk   us   /fɪˈnɑː.li/
the last ​part of ​especially a ​musical or ​theatreperformance, ​especially when this is very ​exciting or ​emotional: All the ​dancers come on ​stage during the grand finale.figurative What ​better finale to her ​career than this ​extravagantgesture?
(Definition of finale from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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finalenoun [C usually sing]

 us   /fəˈnæl·i, -ˈnɑ·li/
the last ​part of something, esp. a ​musical or ​theaterperformance: a ​grand finale
(Definition of finale from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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