[ US /ˈkeɪdəns/ ]
[ UK /kˈe‍ɪdəns/ ]
  1. the close of a musical section
  2. a recurrent rhythmical series
  3. (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
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How To Use cadence In A Sentence

  • They have filthy rich players with a distinct air of decadence about them. Times, Sunday Times
  • He also seems to write with little concern for cadence, leaving himself stumbling over excess syllables and quixotically stuffing verbal square pegs into musical round holes when it comes time to sing.
  • But the lack of substance ultimately adds to the mood: flamboyant unconcern underlined by apocalyptic decadence.
  • And like past challenges to civilization, such barbarism thrives on Western appeasement and considers enlightened deference as weakness, if not decadence.
  • Pay attention to the pause at the end of each cadence.
  • The full force of the chromatic harmony was thrilling, as in such details as the cellos' dissonant flattened 6th just before the final cadence.
  • Descending downstairs feels like entering a 1970s vision of decadence – all red and gold sequinned drapes, geometric railings and carpeted walls. 10 of the best music venues in London
  • The four stresses of the Anglo-Saxon verse are retained, and as much thesis and anacrusis is allowed as is consistent with a regular cadence. Beowulf An Anglo-Saxon Epic Poem
  • The true augmented sixth and the true cadence gain in significance as a contradiction to the false cadencing around the mediant.
  • We could almost hear the cadenced tread of feet.
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