Definitions for cadenceˈkeɪd ns
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ca•denceˈkeɪd ns(n.; v.)-denced, -denc•ing.
(n.)rhythmic flow of sounds or words.
the beat, rate, or measure of any rhythmic movement.
the flow or rhythm of events.
a slight falling in pitch of the voice in speaking.
a sequence of musical chords moving toward a harmonic point of rest or closing.
Category: Music and Dance
(v.t.)to make rhythmical.
Origin of cadence:
1350–1400; ME < MF < It cadenza
meter, metre, measure, beat, cadence(noun)
(prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
the close of a musical section
a recurrent rhythmical series
Balanced, rhythmic flow.
The measure or beat of movement.
The general inflection or modulation of the voice.
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.
A fall in inflection of a speakeru2019s voice, such as at the end of a sentence.
A dance move which ends a phrase.
The cadence in a galliard step refers to the final leap in a cinquepace sequence.
The rhythm and sequence of a series of actions.
The number of steps per minute.
The number of revolutions per minute of the cranks or pedals of a bicycle.
To give a cadence to.
To give structure to.
A chant that is sung by military personnel while running or marching; a jody call.
from the word cadence, taken to use in the 2000s.
Origin: From cadence, from cadenza, from cadentia.
the act or state of declining or sinking
a fall of the voice in reading or speaking, especially at the end of a sentence
a rhythmical modulation of the voice or of any sound; as, music of bells in cadence sweet
rhythmical flow of language, in prose or verse
harmony and proportion in motions, as of a well-managed horse
a uniform time and place in marching
the close or fall of a strain; the point of rest, commonly reached by the immediate succession of the tonic to the dominant chord
a cadenza, or closing embellishment; a pause before the end of a strain, which the performer may fill with a flight of fancy
to regulate by musical measure