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EnglishEdit

 
The symbol for a musical coda.

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Italian coda.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

coda ‎(plural codas)

  1. (music) A passage that brings a movement or piece to a conclusion through prolongation.
  2. (linguistics) The optional final part of a syllable, placed after its nucleus, and usually composed of one or more consonants.
    The word salts has three consonants — /l/, /t/, and /s/ — in its coda, whereas the word glee has no coda at all.
  3. (geology) In seismograms, the gradual return to baseline after a seismic event. The length of the coda can be used to estimate event magnitude, and the shape sometimes reveals details of subsurface structures.
  4. (figuratively) A conclusion (of a statement or event, for example), final portion, tail end.
    • 2004, Alan Hollinghurst, The Line of Beauty, Bloomsbury, 2005, Chapter 9,
      Downstairs, a little later, in the drawing room, the coda of the party was unwinding, and Gerald opening new bottles of champagne as though he made no distinction between the boring drunks who "sat," and the knowing few of the inner circle, gathered round the empty marble fireplace.
    • 2014, Paul Salopek, Blessed. Cursed. Claimed., National Geographic (December 2014)[1]
      In gray stormy light, their painted eyes stare out at the Mediterranean—at Homer’s wine-dark sea, at a corridor into modernity. But in memory my walk’s true coda in the Middle East came earlier.
  5. Alternative spelling of CODA

SynonymsEdit

  • (end of a music piece): finale

See alsoEdit


AragoneseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin cōda, from Latin cauda.

NounEdit

coda f ‎(plural codi)

  1. tail

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Italian coda. Doublet of queue.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

coda f ‎(plural codas)

  1. (music) coda
  2. (linguistics) a syllable coda

VerbEdit

coda

  1. third-person singular past historic of coder

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IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

coda f

  1. genitive singular of cuid

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
coda choda gcoda
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin coda, variant of Latin cauda.

NounEdit

coda f ‎(plural code)

  1. tail
  2. queue; line

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

AnagramsEdit


LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Alternative form of cauda. For descendants, see there.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cōda f ‎(genitive cōdae); first declension

  1. (Late Latin, Vulgar Latin) tail

InflectionEdit

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative cōda cōdae
genitive cōdae cōdārum
dative cōdae cōdīs
accusative cōdam cōdās
ablative cōdā cōdīs
vocative cōda cōdae

Usage notesEdit

Also found in some classical Latin texts alongside the primary form cauda, though uncommon.

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SwedishEdit

NounEdit

coda c

  1. (music) coda

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of coda 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative coda codan codor codorna
Genitive codas codans codors codornas