What does cadence mean?

Definitions for cadence
ˈkeɪd nsca·dence

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. meter, metre, measure, beat, cadence(noun)

    (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse

  2. cadence(noun)

    the close of a musical section

  3. cadence, cadency(noun)

    a recurrent rhythmical series

Wiktionary

  1. cadence(Noun)

    Balanced, rhythmic flow.

    Etymology: From cadence, from cadenza, from cadentia.

  2. cadence(Noun)

    The measure or beat of movement.

    Etymology: From cadence, from cadenza, from cadentia.

  3. cadence(Noun)

    The general inflection or modulation of the voice.

    Etymology: From cadence, from cadenza, from cadentia.

  4. cadence(Noun)

    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.

    Etymology: From cadence, from cadenza, from cadentia.

  5. cadence(Noun)

    A fall in inflection of a speaker's voice, such as at the end of a sentence.

    Etymology: From cadence, from cadenza, from cadentia.

  6. cadence(Noun)

    A dance move which ends a phrase.

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

    Etymology: From cadence, from cadenza, from cadentia.

  7. cadence(Noun)

    The rhythm and sequence of a series of actions.

    Etymology: From cadence, from cadenza, from cadentia.

  8. cadence(Noun)

    The number of steps per minute.

    Etymology: From cadence, from cadenza, from cadentia.

  9. cadence(Noun)

    The number of revolutions per minute of the cranks or pedals of a bicycle.

    Etymology: From cadence, from cadenza, from cadentia.

  10. cadence(Verb)

    To give a cadence to.

    Etymology: From cadence, from cadenza, from cadentia.

  11. cadence(Verb)

    To give structure to.

    Etymology: From cadence, from cadenza, from cadentia.

  12. cadence(Noun)

    A chant that is sung by military personnel while running or marching; a jody call.

    Etymology: From cadence, from cadenza, from cadentia.

  13. Cadence(ProperNoun)

    from the word cadence, taken to use in the 2000s.

    Etymology: From cadence, from cadenza, from cadentia.

Wikipedia

  1. Cadence

    In Western musical theory, a cadence (Latin cadentia, "a falling") is "a melodic or harmonic configuration that creates a sense of resolution [finality or pause]." A harmonic cadence is a progression of (at least) two chords that concludes a phrase, section, or piece of music. A rhythmic cadence is a characteristic rhythmic pattern that indicates the end of a phrase.A cadence is labeled more or less "weak" or "strong" depending on its sense of finality. While cadences are usually classified by specific chord or melodic progressions, the use of such progressions does not necessarily constitute a cadence—there must be a sense of closure, as at the end of a phrase. Harmonic rhythm plays an important part in determining where a cadence occurs. Cadences are strong indicators of the tonic or central pitch of a passage or piece. Edward Lowinsky proposed that the cadence was the "cradle of tonality".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cadence(noun)

    the act or state of declining or sinking

    Etymology: [OE. cadence, cadens, LL. cadentia a falling, fr. L. cadere to fall; cf. F. cadence, It. cadenza. See Chance.]

  2. Cadence(noun)

    a fall of the voice in reading or speaking, especially at the end of a sentence

    Etymology: [OE. cadence, cadens, LL. cadentia a falling, fr. L. cadere to fall; cf. F. cadence, It. cadenza. See Chance.]

  3. Cadence(noun)

    a rhythmical modulation of the voice or of any sound; as, music of bells in cadence sweet

    Etymology: [OE. cadence, cadens, LL. cadentia a falling, fr. L. cadere to fall; cf. F. cadence, It. cadenza. See Chance.]

  4. Cadence(noun)

    rhythmical flow of language, in prose or verse

    Etymology: [OE. cadence, cadens, LL. cadentia a falling, fr. L. cadere to fall; cf. F. cadence, It. cadenza. See Chance.]

  5. Cadence(noun)

    see Cadency

    Etymology: [OE. cadence, cadens, LL. cadentia a falling, fr. L. cadere to fall; cf. F. cadence, It. cadenza. See Chance.]

  6. Cadence(noun)

    harmony and proportion in motions, as of a well-managed horse

    Etymology: [OE. cadence, cadens, LL. cadentia a falling, fr. L. cadere to fall; cf. F. cadence, It. cadenza. See Chance.]

  7. Cadence(noun)

    a uniform time and place in marching

    Etymology: [OE. cadence, cadens, LL. cadentia a falling, fr. L. cadere to fall; cf. F. cadence, It. cadenza. See Chance.]

  8. Cadence(noun)

    the close or fall of a strain; the point of rest, commonly reached by the immediate succession of the tonic to the dominant chord

    Etymology: [OE. cadence, cadens, LL. cadentia a falling, fr. L. cadere to fall; cf. F. cadence, It. cadenza. See Chance.]

  9. Cadence(noun)

    a cadenza, or closing embellishment; a pause before the end of a strain, which the performer may fill with a flight of fancy

    Etymology: [OE. cadence, cadens, LL. cadentia a falling, fr. L. cadere to fall; cf. F. cadence, It. cadenza. See Chance.]

  10. Cadence(verb)

    to regulate by musical measure

    Etymology: [OE. cadence, cadens, LL. cadentia a falling, fr. L. cadere to fall; cf. F. cadence, It. cadenza. See Chance.]

Freebase

  1. Cadence

    In Western musical theory, a cadence is, "a melodic or harmonic configuration that creates a sense of repose or resolution [finality or pause]." A harmonic cadence is a progression of two chords that concludes a phrase, section, or piece of music. A rhythmic cadence is a characteristic rhythmic pattern that indicates the end of a phrase. Cadences give phrases a distinctive ending that can, for example, indicate whether the piece is to continue or has concluded. An analogy may be made with punctuation, Weaker cadences act as "commas" that indicate a pause or momentary rest, while a stronger cadence acts as a "period" that signals the end of the phrase or sentence. A cadence is labeled more or less "weak" or "strong" depending on its sense of finality. While cadences are usually classified by specific chord or melodic progressions, the use of such progressions does not necessarily constitute a cadence—there must be a sense of closure, as at the end of a phrase. Harmonic rhythm plays an important part in determining where a cadence occurs. Cadences are the main method used in tonal music to create the sense that one pitch is the tonic or central pitch of a passage or piece. Edward Lowinsky thought that the cadence was the "cradle of tonality."

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cadence

    kā′dens, n. the fall of the voice at the end of a sentence: tone, sound, modulation.—adj. Cā′denced, rhythmical.—n. Cā′dency, regularity of movement: (her.) the relative status of younger sons.—adj. Cā′dent (Shak.), falling.—n. Caden′za, a flourish given by a solo voice or instrument at the close of a movement. [Fr.—L. cad-ĕre, to fall.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. cadence

    The uniform time and space for marching, more indispensable to large bodies of troops than to parties of small-arm men; yet an important part even of their drill. The regularity requisite in pulling.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. cadence

    A uniform time and pace in marching, indispensable to the correct movements of bodies of troops.

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How to pronounce cadence?

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How to say cadence in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cadence in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cadence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of cadence in a Sentence

  1. Mike Demler:

    Cadence and Synopsys pretty much have all the ground covered for anything you would need, i'm sure there's some equivalent that tries to fill the same roles from Chinese companies, but the Chinese just do not have a presence we're aware of outside of the country.

  2. Mike Demler:

    It's hard to replace, cadence and Synopsys pretty much have all the ground covered for anything you would need.

  3. Jitesh Ubrani:

    They also get to control their own product launch cadence, in the past, they had to really wait on Intel to launch new processors before they could refresh the Mac lineup.

  4. Jim Carrey:

    I ’m in the process of shedding layers of persona at this time in my life, so I ’m very happy to here for these guys and watch these guys enter this world and create these characters who are looking to create a cadence and a persona and something that will draw people's attention to them ….

  5. Justin Patterson:

    The quarter is a reminder that Netflix's cadence of net adds is not linear, but lumpy in nature, the company had lots of new content during the quarter; what it did not have was a major new breakout series.

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