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deceptive cadence

noun, Music.
1.
a cadence consisting of a dominant harmony followed by a resolution to a harmony other than the tonic.
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  • The passage has already been cited in Chapter IV as an example of a deceptive cadence.

    Music: An Art and a Language Walter Raymond Spalding

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