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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ A coda to a Wagner song finds Cynthia Loemij winding down as the set is dismantled by stagehands.
▪ At the coda it repeats the B section groove until the fade.
▪ Even so, the final forty seconds of the film provided a fascinating little coda on all that had happened.
▪ It is the coda of the executioner, the knell of bloody doom.
▪ It was a natural coda in his story.
▪ The finale itself is a bit on the slow side, increasingly so during the coda.
▪ The show is a coda to Uglow's exhibition at the Kolner Kunstverein this autumn.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Coda \Co"da\ (k[=o]"d[.a]), n. [It., tail, fr. L. cauda.] (Mus.) A few measures added beyond the natural termination of a composition.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"concluding passage in a musical composition," 1753, from Latin cauda "tail of an animal."


alt. A person born hearing to deaf parents. n. A person born hearing to deaf parents.


n. the closing section of a musical composition [syn: finale]


Coda can denote any concluding event, summation, or section.

Coda may also refer to:

Coda (album)

Coda is the ninth and final studio album by the English rock band Led Zeppelin, released in 1982. The album is a collection of unused tracks from various sessions during Led Zeppelin's twelve-year career. It was released two years after the group had officially disbanded following the death of drummer John Bonham. The word coda, meaning a passage that ends a musical piece following the main body, was therefore chosen as the title.

Coda (file system)

Coda (Constant Data Availability) is a distributed file system developed as a research project at Carnegie Mellon University since 1987 under the direction of Mahadev Satyanarayanan. It descended directly from an older version of Andrew File System (AFS-2) and offers many similar features. The InterMezzo file system was inspired by Coda. Coda is still under development, but there has not been any activities on their website since February 2011. Though there are claims that the focus shifted from research to creating a robust product for commercial use, but activities about the system in linux system kernel is rather low.

Coda (music)

Coda ( Italian for "tail", plural code) is a term used in music primarily to designate a passage that brings a piece (or a movement) to an end. Technically, it is an expanded cadence. It may be as simple as a few measures, or as complex as an entire section.

Coda (band)

Coda is a Rock en Español band from Mexico, formed in 1989. The band had much of success in the early 1990s, releasing four albums. In the late 1990s, the band had several line-up changes; the band disbanded in 2000, but resurfaced in 2002 with a new line-up.

Coda (comics)

The Coda is a group of fictional female warriors in Wildstorm comics. The Coda first appeared in WildC.A.T.S. volume 1 #1 (August, 1992) and were created by Brandon Choi and Jim Lee.

CODA (company)

CODA plc is a mid-sized international financial software company based in the United Kingdom. Founded in 1979, it was purchased in 2008 by Unit4, a supplier of Enterprise Software, based in the Netherlands. CODA creates, markets and implements a range of business software systems designed specifically to meet the needs of Finance Directors and Finance Departments. These include:

  • financial management systems like accounting software and procurement software:
  • financial analysis applications like reporting, consolidation and planning and budgeting systems;
  • financial control systems, like process management and control software for compliance with legislation like Sarbanes Oxley.
Coda (Star Trek: Voyager)

__NOTOC__ "Coda" is the 57th episode of Star Trek: Voyager, the 15th episode of the third season.

Coda (web development software)

Coda is a commercial and proprietary web development application for OS X, developed by Panic. It was released on April 23, 2007 and won the 2007 Apple Design Award for Best User Experience. Coda version 2.0 was released on 24 May 2012, along with an iPad version called Diet Coda. Although formerly available on the Mac App Store, it was announced on May 14, 2014 that the update to Coda 2.5 would not be available in the Mac App Store due to sandboxing restrictions.

Coda (software)
Coda (board game)

Coda is a code-breaking board game for two to four players, invented by Eiji Wakasugi. The objective is to guess the code of other players while preventing the discovery of your own code. The game has been marketed under the titles Da Vinci Code and Da Vinci Code The Game. In spite of this, it has no connection to the novel The Da Vinci Code.

CODA (magazine)

CODA was a Canadian magazine devoted to covering all things related to jazz. The magazine produced 6 publications a year on a bi-monthly basis. Founded in 1958 by publisher and record producer John Norris, the magazine contains reviews and articles about current jazz artists on the international scene, as well as articles on jazz recordings, jazz books, and other topics related to jazz. In 1976 Norris was succeeded by saxophonist Bill Smith.

Coda (film)

Coda is a 1987 Australian thriller directed by Craig Lahiff who described it as "very much a telefilm. I suppose it's very Hitchcocky - and de Palma inspired." It was the first of three films Lahiff had arranged finance for which were made in succession.

It was shot on location at Flinders University on 16mm and features women in all the lead roles.

Coda (electric car)

The Coda is a four-door, four passenger electric car once manufactured by Coda Automotive. After being re-scheduled several times, deliveries to retail customers in the United States began in March 2012. The car was sold exclusively in California and only 117 units were delivered by April 2013.

According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Coda's 31 kWh lithium ion iron phosphate (LiFePO4) battery system delivers a range of . EPA's rated the Coda's combined fuel economy at 73 miles per gallon gasoline equivalent .

The Coda adapted the body of the existing Hafei Saibao III, modifying the front and rear fascias. This variant is produced by Hafei and sold in China as the Saibao Electric Motor Car or Hafei Saibao EV.

Coda (surname)

Coda is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Andrea Coda (born 1985), Italian football (soccer) player
  • John Coda, American composer with a focus on film music and television scoring
  • Benedetto Coda (died 1535), Italian painter of the Renaissance
  • Risa Coda (born 1985), Japanese award-winning former model and adult video (AV) actress
  • Massimo Coda (born 1988), Italian footballer
  • Gakuto Coda (born 1977), Japanese light novelist
  • Cub Koda (1948-2000), American rock and roll singer, guitarist, songwriter
Coda (The Walking Dead)

"Coda" is the eighth episode and mid-season finale of the fifth season of the post-apocalyptic horror television series The Walking Dead, which aired on AMC on November 30, 2014. The episode marks Lennie James's second uncredited post-credits appearance in the fifth season as Morgan Jones. The episode was written by Angela Kang and directed by Ernest Dickerson.

The episode primarily takes place in and around Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, where Beth Greene finds herself as Dawn Lerner's ward, discovering her past and finding herself endangered by Officer O'Donnell. Meanwhile, Rick Grimes hunts down Officer Lamson, who has escaped. Father Gabriel Stokes also finds himself chased by walkers as Michonne and Carl Grimes reunite with the returning group, including Beth's sister Maggie Greene, who is informed of her sister's whereabouts. Rick and the others then attempt to arrange a hostage exchange for Beth.

The term " coda" is a musical term which refers to a concluding musical section that is formally distinct from the main structure. The episode title refers to Beth, the only character associated with music. The episode received mixed reviews from television commentators, with many praising aspects such as the opening, but others commenting that the climax is nonsensical or underwhelming. Others praised the performances of Norman Reedus, and Lauren Cohan, as well as the direction of Ernest Dickerson.

Coda (novel)

Coda is a 1994 novel by Australian author Thea Astley.

Usage examples of "coda".

And our planet, Coda, has such clear air that we can see stars even after the sun comes up.

From the Imdlemodin invasion of Coda, which she had repulsed single-handedly, to the surprise attack on the Imdlemodin command complex at Rangow, to the final battle of Charth-all these were recorded history, required study for upper-tier students.

The councils of all four planets awarded Miss Marks a substantial retirement fund at the conclusion of the wars, and Coda granted her this land and the home.

Principal theme, as such, is omitted, or affiliated with the coda, or one of its sections.

She was confident that if he and Coda were alone long enough, nature would take its course.

He smiles grimly and turns back to town, already knowing the furtive, grubby little coda of accounting awaiting him there.

Finally the biomembrane, its sponsor decals gleaming, disappeared into the opening, followed first by Pitkin and then, as the music reached a despondent coda, by the laureates in single file, their lighted torches casting shadow-tremors on the walls.

It spoke of Lauries sorrow at his passing, but it ended on a major chord, a note of triumph, then a silly little coda that made all who knew Roald laugh, for it somehow captured his raffish nature.

For the next seven years, despite repeated strokes, my grandfather worked at a small desk, piecing together the legendary fragments into a larger mosaic, adding a stanza here, a coda there, soldering an anapest or an iamb.

Section B coda use of harmful force, with an exemption in part 2, subparagraph 4 for biomodifications in hands, elbows, and torso.

Don Giovanni or the coda to the Leonore overture, with a specifically contrapuntal theme, points d'orgue, and a high C for the soprano all complete.

I mean, fifty or sixty strangers singing something as essentially meaningless as the coda to "Hey, Jude," can bring tears to your eyes: imagine a whole barful of micks-native, collateral, and honorary-howling back at the banshee.

Richard pregava che manette e catene reggessero: si sentiva risucchiare ver­so il varco e, con la coda dell'occhio, poteva vedere il Marchese che penzolava appeso alle catene come un burattino risucchiato da un aspirapolvere.

If the overdose of tedium didn’t take any of the starch out of the Traveller delegation, it could only be due to their bizarre practice of spending all of every Sundy listening to a single extended sermon, with elaborate developments and codas and commentaries and extrapolations, and emendations on the extrapolations, and scattering slightly truncated versions of the same throughout the rest of the week.

He had been told in baroque detail what an utter, despicable, pathetic, unspeakable, pigheaded, stupid, fool male he was, with elaborations and codas and emendations to spare, before Troublesome said another word.