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Cadence meaning

cadence - 12 dictionary results

  1. 1. the close of a musical section
  2. 2. The act or state of declining or sinking.
  3. 3. A fall of the voice in reading or speaking, especially at the end of a sentence.
  4. 4. A rhythmical modulation of the voice or of any sound; as, music of bells in cadence sweet.
  5. 5. Rhythmical flow of language, in prose or verse.
  6. 6. See Cadency.
  7. 7. Harmony and proportion in motions, as of a well- managed horse.
  8. 8. A uniform time and place in marching.
  9. 9. The close or fall of a strain; the point of rest, commonly reached by the immediate succession of the tonic to the dominant chord.
  10. 10. A cadenza, or closing embellishment; a pause before the end of a strain, which the performer may fill with a flight of fancy.
  11. 11. To regulate by musical measure.
  12. 12. The fall of the voice; musical close; tone.

cadence - examples of usage

  1. The diction and imagery are, indeed, simpler, and the verse is of more liquid cadence in The Revenge than in Bussy D'Ambois.
  2. To the writer's mind the cry is best represented by the words wherefore, wherefore, repeated with musical cadence.
  3. " Indeed, Mrs. Wells, I think he is fond of teasing," she said; and, as so often, the cadence of her voice reminded him unbearably of the woman who had forsaken him, hardened his heart, and drove him away, hostile and irritated.
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