fine

Fine command with a final barline in piano music.
Fine appearing mid-music. Image © Brandy Kraemer

Definition:

The Italian musical term fine (pronounced fee’-nay) marks the end of a composition or movement, usually following a repeat command such as D.C. al fine or D.S. al fine.

Fine (meaning “end”) may be written in the middle of a song along with a final barline, in which case the very last measure will have a double-barline.


See al coda.

Also Known As:

  • fin (Fr)
  • Ende (Ger)
Pronunciation: fee'-nay









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