See also Cadence



From Middle French cadence.




Cadence (plural Cadences)
  1. Balanced, rhythmic flow.
    • 1991 02/12, “At the Saudi-Kuwaiti Border”, ABC_Nightline:
      Night has now passed in the Saudi desert and as we hear from Nightline correspondent Forrest Sawyer, the normal cadence of life at the front is about to change.</span>
  2. The measure or beat of movement.
    • 1993, Ken Schultz, “Terror of the deep”, vol. 98, Iss. 5; page=102, September: 
      Getting into a good jigging rhythm means making short quick jerks in a regular cadence that might average about one jerk every 1.5 to 2 seconds.</span>
  3. The general inflection or modulation of the voice.
    • 1991date=12/30, David Holmstrom, “Raimey: A Breath of Fresh Ayah”, Christian Science Monitor:
      The cadence of Raimey's voice is pure Down-Easter Maine</span>
  4. (music) A chord progression that comes at the closing of a musical phrase.
  5. (speech) A fall in inflection of a speaker’s voice, such as at the end of a sentence.
  6. Patrono:Dance A dance move which ends a phrase.
    The cadence in a galliard step refers to the final leap in a cinquepace sequence.
  7. Patrono:Fencing The rhythm and sequence of a series of actions.
  8. (running) The number of steps per minute.
  9. Patrono:Cycling The number of revolutions per minute of the cranks or pedals of a bicycle.
  10. Patrono:Military A chant that is sung by military personnel while running or marching; a jody call.

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From Middle French cadence, from Italian cadenza.


Cadence f. (plural Cadences)

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