cadence

  1. (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
  2. a recurrent rhythmical series

Cadence

In music, cadence is the name given to the closing - usually last two - chords of a phrase. The varieties of cadence may be grouped as perfect, imperfect and interrupted. The perfect must have its last chord on the tonic. When the penultimate chord is on the subdominant it is called an 'authentic'; when on the dominant, a 'plagal' cadence. The harm...
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cadence

the end of a musical phrase. A cadence typically has some kind of closing gesture and a concluding note; its finality is judged by the relationship of the concluding note to the final (that is, to the central pitch of the piece). See ouvert, clos, landini cadence, medial cadence, sixth-to-octave cadence.
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Cadence

The natural rhythm of speech - as opposed to the rhythm of meter.
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cadence

French-Antillean dance music based, in part, on the compas-direct from Haiti.
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cadence

[n] - a recurrent rhythmical series
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Cadence

the rhythm in which a sequence of movements is made
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Cadence

the rhythm in which a sequence of movements is made
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Cadence

the beat, time or measure of rhythmic motion or activity such as pedaling a bicycle. Your cadence is the speed of your pedaling.
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Cadence

Ca'dence noun [ Middle English cadence , cadens , Late Latin cadentia a falling, from Latin cadere to fall; confer French cadence , Italian cadenza . See Chance .] 1. The act or state of declining or sinking. [ Obsolete] « Now was the s...
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Cadence

Ca'dence transitive verb To regulate by musical measure. « These parting numbers, cadenced by my grief. Philips. »
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cadence

cadency noun a recurrent rhythmical series
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cadence

noun the close of a musical section
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Cadence

• (n.) See Cadency. • (n.) A cadenza, or closing embellishment; a pause before the end of a strain, which the performer may fill with a flight of fancy. • (n.) The act or state of declining or sinking. • (n.) Rhythmical flow of language, in prose or verse. • (n.) Harmony and proportion in motions, as of a well-managed horse...
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cadence

(from the article `prosody`) ...line [ {double pipe} ] to mark the caesura, or pause in the line; a rest [] to mark a syllable metrically expected but not actually occurring.) ...
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cadence

in music, the ending of a phrase, perceived as a rhythmic or melodic articulation or a harmonic change or all of these; in a larger sense, a cadence ... [4 related articles]
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Cadence

Cadence is a Lat In girl name. The meaning of the name is `melodious, to fall ` Where is it used? The name Cadence is mainly used In English. Cadence appears In 2007`s top-1000 name list at rank 199.. 2007 was a `top year` for the name Cadence. (Based on 128 years of name history) In that year it ranked #199. The last time Cadence appea
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Cadence

[gait] Cadence in sports involving running is the total number of `revolutions per minute` (RPM), or number of full cycles taken within a minute, by the pair of feet, and is used as a measure of athletic performance. It is very similar in respect to cadence in cycling, however it is often overlooked in its importance in the sports of runnin...
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Cadence

[given name] Cadence is a female given name derived from an English word meaning `rhythm, flow.` It has risen in popularity in the United States, where it ranked at No. 214 in popularity for baby girls in 2006, having jumped 745 places up the chart since 2002, when it was ranked at No. 959. It peaked in 2007, when it reached No. 199. ...
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cadence

the ametrical rhythm of natural speech.
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cadence

cadence, in music, the ending of a phrase or composition. In singing the voice may be raised or lowered, or the singer may execute elaborate variations within the key. In instrumental music, with development of the theory of harmony, the cadence became completely dependent on the change of chord. If...
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cadence

In music, two chords that are specially chosen and arranged to give a logical end to a musical phrase or section. Music, like language, has a form of punctuation – with full stops, semicolons, and commas. This `musical punctuation` is found at the end of phrases, which are natural resting points in music, and is called a cadence. Cad...
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CADENCE

rhythm, the measure or beat of sound or movement. Refers to steps or paces per minute while walking, jogging or running.
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Cadence

The marked accentuation of the rhythm and (musical) beat that is a result of a steady and suitable tempo harmonizing with a springy impulsion.
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Cadence

[cycling] In cycling, cadence (or pedaling rate) is the number of revolutions of the crank per minute; roughly speaking, this is the rate at which a cyclist is pedalling/turning the pedals. Cadence is related to wheel speed, but is a distinct measurement. Cyclists typically have a cadence at which they feel most comfortable, and on bicycles...
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