Cadence Definition

kādns
cadences
noun
cadences
Any rhythmic flow of sound.
Webster's New World
Fall of the voice in speaking.
Webster's New World
Measured movement, as in dancing or marching, or the beat of such movement.
Webster's New World
Inflection or modulation in tone.
Webster's New World
A progression of chords moving to a harmonic close, point of rest, or sense of resolution.
American Heritage
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verb
To give a cadence to.
Wiktionary
To give structure to.
Wiktionary
pronoun
A female given name from the word cadence, taken to use in the 2000s.
Wiktionary

Other Word Forms of Cadence

Noun

Singular:
cadence
Plural:
cadences

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

  • From Middle French cadence, from Italian cadenza, from Latin cadentia.

    From Wiktionary

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