What does Cadence mean?

Cadence meaning in General Dictionary

To regulate by music measure

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  • (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
  • the close of a musical area
  • a recurrent rhythmical series
  • The act or state of declining or sinking.
  • A fall for the voice in reading or talking, especially at the end of a sentence.
  • A rhythmical modulation of the voice or of every sound; since, songs of bells in cadence nice.
  • Rhythmical circulation of language, in prose or verse.
  • See Cadency.
  • Harmony and proportion in movements, by a well-managed horse.
  • an uniform time and invest marching.
  • The close or autumn of a strain; the idea of remainder, generally reached by the instant succession of this tonic into principal chord.
  • A cadenza, or shutting decoration; a pause prior to the end of a strain, that the performer may fill with a journey of fancy.
  • to modify by musical measure.

Cadence meaning in Names Dictionary

Name Origin: English
Name Gender: Female

Cadence meaning in Etymology Dictionary

belated 14c., "flow of rhythm in verse or music," from Middle French cadence, from Old Italian cadenza "summary of a movement in songs," virtually "a falling," from Vulgar Latin *cadentia, from neuter plural of Latin cadens, present participle of cadere "to fall" (see situation (n.1)). In 16c., often used literally for "an act of dropping." A doublet of possibility (n.).

Cadence meaning in Sports Dictionary

the caliber of the horse's speed, displaying rhythm, energy and springy tips. (sport: Horse Racing)

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  • The rhythmical movements of this horse's stride. (sport: Dressage)
  • the amount of times the pedals revolve ina moment. (recreation: Cycling)
  • The rhythm of motion. (recreation: Fencing)

Cadence - French to English


Sentence Examples with the word Cadence

The horse's breath made puffs of steam as she trotted along the road to the cadence of tinkling bells.

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