Definitions for cadenzakəˈdɛn zə
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an elaborate flourish or showy solo passage, sometimes improvised, introduced near the end of an aria or a movement of a concerto.
Category: Music and Dance
Origin of cadenza:
1745–55; < It < VL *cadentia a falling
a brilliant solo passage occurring near the end of a piece of music
A part of a piece of music, such as a concerto, that is very decorative and is played by a single musician.
a parenthetic flourish or flight of ornament in the course of a piece, commonly just before the final cadence