- having or marked by a rhythmical cadence: the cadenced steps of marching troops.
Origin of cadenced
- rhythmic flow of a sequence of sounds or words: the cadence of language.
- (in free verse) a rhythmic pattern that is nonmetrically structured.
- the beat, rate, or measure of any rhythmic movement: The chorus line danced in rapid cadence.
- the flow or rhythm of events, especially the pattern in which something is experienced: the frenetic cadence of modern life.
- a slight falling in pitch of the voice in speaking or reading, as at the end of a declarative sentence.
- the general modulation of the voice.
- Music. a sequence of notes or chords that indicates the momentary or complete end of a composition, section, phrase, etc.
- to make rhythmical.
Origin of cadence
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Examples from the Web for cadenced
Historical Examples of cadenced
Verses, rhymes, lines metrical and cadenced—those are my dissipation.
A volume of poems, lines metrical and cadenced; something by a sound Victorian.
While still very young, he has often cadenced their steps to the chords of his piano.Life of Chopin
A few minutes in cadenced marching and then the command, “Rout step–March!”Aces Up
A voice—the soft, cadenced voice of the negro—addressed him.Cheerful--By Request
- the beat or measure of something rhythmic
- a fall in the pitch of the voice, as at the end of a sentence
- modulation of the voice; intonation
- a rhythm or rhythmic construction in verse or prose; measure
- the close of a musical phrase or section
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.).