An example of cadence is a soothing tone of voice that a mother uses when reading stories to a small child.
The cadence in a galliard step refers to the final leap in a cinquepace sequence.
Origin of cadence
- Middle English from Old French cadence from Old Italian cadenza from Vulgar Latin cadentia a falling from Latin cadēns cadent- present participle of cadere to fall kad- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition