Coda Definition

kōdə
noun
A more or less independent passage added to the end of a section or composition so as to reinforce the sense of conclusion.
Webster's New World
The concluding passage of a movement or composition.
American Heritage
Something coming after or at the end.
Webster's New World
A conclusion or closing part of a statement.
American Heritage

(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.
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Other Word Forms of Coda

Noun

Singular:
coda
Plural:
codas

Origin of Coda

  • Acronym for child of deaf adults.

    From Wiktionary

  • Italian from Latin cauda tail

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Italian coda

    From Wiktionary

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