Cadence meaning

kādns
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Balanced, rhythmic flow, as of poetry or oratory.
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The definition of cadence is the rhythm, modulation and pitch of a sound or the rhythmic beat of movement.

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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The measure or beat of movement, as in dancing or marching.
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(music) A cadenza, or closing embellishment; a pause before the end of a strain, which the performer may fill with a flight of fancy.
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(music) A progression of at least two chords which conclude a piece of music, section or musical phrases within it. Sometimes referred to analogously as musical punctuation.
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Any rhythmic flow of sound.
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(military) A chant that is sung by military personnel while running or marching; a jody call.
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A progression of chords moving to a harmonic close, point of rest, or sense of resolution.
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Inflection or modulation in tone.
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Measured movement, as in dancing or marching, or the beat of such movement.
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Balanced, rhythmic flow.
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Fall of the voice in speaking.
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A series of notes or chords at the end of a phrase, section, or composition which indicates a partial or complete conclusion.
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(1) The pattern of video frames created from a film source. See telecine and cadence correction.
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The act or state of declining or sinking.
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The measure or beat of movement.
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The general inflection or modulation of the voice, or of any sound.
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(speech) A fall in inflection of a speaker’s voice, such as at the end of a sentence.
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(dance) A dance move which ends a phrase.

The cadence in a galliard step refers to the final leap in a cinquepace sequence.

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(fencing) The rhythm and sequence of a series of actions.
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(running) The number of steps per minute.
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(cycling) The number of revolutions per minute of the cranks or pedals of a bicycle.
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(heraldry) Cadency.
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(horse-riding) Harmony and proportion of movement, as in a well-managed horse.
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To give a cadence to.
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To give structure to.
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A female given name from the word cadence, taken to use in the 2000s.
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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