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 for finale
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Finale \Fi*na"le\ (f[-e]*n[aum]"l[asl]), n. [It. See Final.]
     Close; termination; as:
     (a) (Mus.) The last movement of a symphony, sonata, concerto,
         or any instrumental composition.
     (b) The last composition performed in any act of an opera.
     (c) The closing part, piece, or scene in any public
         performance or exhibition.
         [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the closing section of a musical composition [syn:
           finale, coda]
      2: the temporal end; the concluding time; "the stopping point of
         each round was signaled by a bell"; "the market was up at the
         finish"; "they were playing better at the close of the
         season" [syn: stopping point, finale, finis, finish,
         last, conclusion, close]
      3: the concluding part of any performance [syn: finale,
         close, closing curtain, finis]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  91 Moby Thesaurus words for "finale":
     Z, act, afterpiece, apodosis, bit, bitter end, catastrophe,
     ceasing, cessation, chaser, climax, close, coda, completion,
     conclusion, consummation, crack of doom, culmination, curtain,
     curtain call, curtain raiser, curtains, death, decease, denouement,
     destination, destiny, divertimento, divertissement, doom, effect,
     end, end point, end result, ending, envoi, epilogue, eschatology,
     exode, exodus, expiration, expository scene, fate, final result,
     final solution, final twitch, final words, finality, finis, finish,
     goal, hoke act, interlude, intermezzo, intermission, introduction,
     izzard, last, last act, last breath, last gasp, last things,
     last trumpet, last words, latter end, number, omega, payoff,
     period, peroration, prologue, quietus, resolution, resting place,
     routine, scene, shtick, sketch, skit, song and dance,
     stand-up comedy act, stoppage, stopping place, striptease,
     swan song, term, terminal, termination, terminus, turn, windup

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