Coda
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Coda
See also: CODA

English

The symbol for a musical coda.

Etymology

Borrowed from Italian coda (literally "tail").

Pronunciation

Noun

coda (plural codas)

  1. (music) A passage that brings a movement or piece to a conclusion through prolongation.
    Synonym: finale
    Coordinate terms: chorus, refrain
  2. (phonology) The optional final part of a syllable, placed after its nucleus, and usually composed of one or more consonants.
    Synonym: auslaut
    Antonym: onset
    Coordinate terms: onset, nucleus, rime
    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

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Aragonese

Etymology

From Vulgar Latin c?da, from Latin cauda.

Noun

coda f (plural codas)

  1. tail

French

Etymology

Borrowed from Italian coda. Doublet of queue.

Pronunciation

Noun

coda f (plural codas)

  1. (music) coda
  2. (phonology) a syllable coda
    Antonyms: attaque, noyau

Verb

coda

  1. third-person singular past historic of coder

Further reading


Irish

Pronunciation

Noun

coda f

  1. genitive singular of cuid

Mutation

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.

Italian

Etymology

From Vulgar Latin coda, variant of Latin cauda.

Pronunciation

Noun

coda f (plural code)

  1. tail
  2. queue; line
    Synonym: fila
  3. (music) coda
    Synonym: codetta (diminutive)
    Antonyms: introduzione, ouverture (music), preludio (music)
  4. (rail transport, only singular, uncountable) end (of a train), the last car(s)
    Antonym: testa
    La prima classe è in coda al treno - The first class is at the end of the train

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Latin

Etymology

Alternative form of cauda. For descendants, see there.

Pronunciation

Noun

c?da f (genitive c?dae); first declension

  1. (Late Latin, Vulgar Latin) tail

Usage notes

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

Declension

First-declension noun.

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Spanish

Noun

coda f (plural codas)

  1. (music) coda

Swedish

Noun

coda c

  1. (music) coda

Declension

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

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