What does cadenza mean?

Definitions for cadenzakəˈdɛn zə

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cadenza(noun)

    a brilliant solo passage occurring near the end of a piece of music


  1. cadenza(Noun)

    A part of a piece of music, such as a concerto, that is very decorative and is played by a single musician.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cadenza(noun)

    a parenthetic flourish or flight of ornament in the course of a piece, commonly just before the final cadence

  2. Origin: [It.]


  1. Cadenza

    In music, a cadenza is, generically, an improvised or written-out ornamental passage played or sung by a soloist or soloists, usually in a "free" rhythmic style, and often allowing for virtuosic display. Indicated by a fermata in all parts if improvised, a cadenza is usually over a final or penultimate note in a piece or important cadence and the accompaniment rests or sustains a note or chord. Thus it is often before a final coda or ritornello.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cadenza in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cadenza in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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