noun Also cadency.
verb (used with object), ca·denced, ca·denc·ing.
Origin of cadence
Synonyms for cadence
Examples from the Web for cadence
Contemporary Examples of cadence
His cadence is a steady beat rather than a roller coaster, and his words sparing and simple.What Would You Do if the World Was Over?
August 5, 2014
I remember the cadence of the radio transmissions between our vehicles.A Man to Believe In: Eulogy for Marine Master Sergeant Aaron Torian
March 5, 2014
It takes a little while to understand the cadence of this show.‘Michael J. Fox Show’ Creator: We’re Not Canceled…Yet
February 6, 2014
I feel like I can recognize the cadence, but I haven't been able to do it yet.David Gregory, Off the Air
January 7, 2010
Historical Examples of cadence
I have brought men to dress you in a cadence; these kinds of suits are put on with ceremony.The Middle Class Gentleman
There was a cadence, or sort of chant, in her delivery; but with the most perfect quietness of manner.First Impressions of the New World
Isabella Strange Trotter
Every cadence and vibration of that voice was to him enchantment—he could not choose but pause.The Cock and Anchor
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
He made Kim learn whole chapters of the Koran by heart, till he could deliver them with the very roll and cadence of a mullah.Kim
Every blessing of life is theirs; every cadence that affection knows makes harmony in their words.Idle Hour Stories
Eugenia Dunlap Potts
noun plural -dences or -dencies
Word Origin for cadence
late 14c., "flow of rhythm in verse or music," from Middle French cadence, from Old Italian cadenza "conclusion of a movement in music," literally "a falling," from Vulgar Latin *cadentia, from neuter plural of Latin cadens, present participle of cadere "to fall" (see case (n.1)). In 16c., sometimes used literally for "an act of falling." A doublet of chance (n.).