from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Music The concluding passage of a movement or composition.
- n. A conclusion or closing part of a statement.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A passage which brings a movement or piece to a conclusion through prolongation.
- n. The optional final part of a syllable, placed after its nucleus, and usually composed of one or more consonants.
- n. 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.
- n. The conclusion of a statement.
- n. Alternative spelling of CODA.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A few measures added beyond the natural termination of a composition.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In music: The tail or stem of a note.
- n. A passage added to a composition for the purpose of bringing it to a complete close: it is especially important in works that are constructed in canon, rondo, or sonata form.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the closing section of a musical composition
Italian, from Latin cauda, tail.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Italian coda (Wiktionary)