rhythmic flow of a sequence of sounds or words:
the cadence of language.
(in free verse) a rhythmic pattern that is nonmetrically structured.
the beat, rate, or measure of any rhythmic movement:
The chorus line danced in rapid cadence.
the flow or rhythm of events, especially the pattern in which something is experienced:
the frenetic cadence of modern life.
a slight falling in pitch of the voice in speaking or reading, as at the end of a declarative sentence.
the general modulation of the voice.
Music. a sequence of notes or chords that indicates the momentary or complete end of a composition, section, phrase, etc.
to make rhythmical.
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noun (pl) -dences, -dencies
the beat or measure of something rhythmic
a fall in the pitch of the voice, as at the end of a sentence
modulation of the voice; intonation
a rhythm or rhythmic construction in verse or prose; measure
the close of a musical phrase or section
any of the four houses that precede the angles: the third, sixth, ninth, and twelfth houses, which correspond, respectively, to neighborhood and relatives, work and health, philosophy and foreign travel, and secret matters and service to others.
of, relating to, or constituting a musical cadence. Historical Examples Music: An Art and a Language Walter Raymond Spalding
an elaborate flourish or showy solo passage, sometimes improvised, introduced near the end of an aria or a movement of a concerto. Historical Examples Plays, Acting and Music Arthur Symons Massimilla Doni Honore de Balzac A Bold Stroke for a Husband Hannah Cowley Violin Mastery Frederick H. Martens The Sunny Side of Diplomatic Life, 1875-1912 […]