close (n.)
closing cadence, end of a musical theme
H5 I.ii.182[Exeter to all] government ... / Put into parts, doth keep in one consent, / Congreeing in a full and natural close, / Like music [also: sense 1]
R2 II.i.12[John of Gaunt to York] The setting sun, and music at the close ... is sweetest last
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