The definition of cadence is the rhythm, modulation and pitch of a sound or the rhythmic beat of movement.(noun)
An example of cadence is a soothing tone of voice that a mother uses when reading stories to a small child.
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Origin: ME < OFr < OIt cadenza or ML cadentia < L cadens, prp. of cadere, to fall: see case
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noun pl. ca·denc·es
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French *cadence
Origin: , from Old Italian cadenza
Origin: , from Vulgar Latin *cadentia, a falling
Origin: , from Latin cadēns, cadent-
Origin: , present participle of cadere, to fall; see kad- in Indo-European roots.
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