What does cadence mean?

Definitions for cadence
ˈkeɪd nsca·dence

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. meter, metre, measure, beat, cadencenoun

    (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse

  2. cadencenoun

    the close of a musical section

  3. cadence, cadencynoun

    a recurrent rhythmical series

Wiktionary

  1. cadencenoun

    Balanced, rhythmic flow.

  2. cadencenoun

    The measure or beat of movement.

  3. cadencenoun

    The general inflection or modulation of the voice.

  4. cadencenoun

    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.

  5. cadencenoun

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

  6. cadencenoun

    A dance move which ends a phrase.

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

  7. cadencenoun

    The rhythm and sequence of a series of actions.

  8. cadencenoun

    The number of steps per minute.

  9. cadencenoun

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

  10. cadenceverb

    To give a cadence to.

  11. cadenceverb

    To give structure to.

  12. cadencenoun

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

  13. Cadencenoun

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

  14. Etymology: From cadence, from cadenza, from cadentia.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Cadence, Cadencynoun

    Etymology: cadence, Fr.

    Now was the sun in western cadence low
    From noon; and gentle airs, due at their hours,
    To fan the earth, now wak’d. Paradise Lost, b. x. l. 92.

    The sliding, in the close or cadence, hath an agreement with the figure in rhetorick, which they call præter expectatum; for there is a pleasure even in being deceived. Francis Bacon, Nat. Hist.

    There be words not made with lungs,
    Sententious show’rs! O! let them fall,
    Their cadence is rhetorical. Richard Crashaw.

    The words, the verification, and all the other elegancies of sound, as cadences, and turns of words upon the thought, perform exactly the same office both in dramatick and epick poetry. John Dryden, Dufresnoy.

    The cadency of one line must be a rule to that of the next; as the sound of the former must slide gently into that which follows. Dryden.

    Hollow rocks retain
    The sound of blust’ring winds, which all night long
    Had rous’d the sea, now with horse cadence lull
    Sea-faring men, o’erwatch’d. Paradise Lost, b. ii. l. 287.

    He hath a confused remembrance of words since he left the university; he hath lost half their meaning, and puts them together with no regard, except to their cadence. Jonathan Swift.

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".

ChatGPT

  1. cadence

    Cadence generally refers to a rhythmic or melodic pattern that creates a sense of resolution in music or poetry. It refers to the flow and progression of sounds or words, often indicating the end of a phrase or section. In music, cadence helps establish a sense of tonality and can evoke different moods and emotions. In poetry, cadence influences the pacing and rhythm of the lines, enhancing its overall musicality and impact. Overall, cadence plays a crucial role in shaping the structure and aesthetic appeal of both music and poetry.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cadencenoun

    the act or state of declining or sinking

  2. Cadencenoun

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

  3. Cadencenoun

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

  4. Cadencenoun

    rhythmical flow of language, in prose or verse

  5. Cadencenoun

    see Cadency

  6. Cadencenoun

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

  7. Cadencenoun

    a uniform time and place in marching

  8. Cadencenoun

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

  9. Cadencenoun

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

  10. Cadenceverb

    to regulate by musical measure

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

Wikidata

  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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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. Rocket Lab:

    Neutron is a new generation of rocket that will advance the way space is accessed, and Virginia makes perfect sense as a significant site for Neutron’s early development, its position on the eastern seaboard is the ideal location to support both Neutron’s expected frequent launch cadence and the rocket’s return-to-Earth capability of landing back at its launch site after lift-off.

  2. 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.

  3. Mike Demler:

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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 ….

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