Origin of cadenced
noun Also cadency.
verb (used with object), ca·denced, ca·denc·ing.
Origin of cadence
Examples from the Web for cadenced
Men pay it for a tender phrase Set in a cadenced rhyme: I keep it as a crown of praise To crown the kings of time.Legends and Lyrics: First Series|Adelaide Anne Procter
Then came the lumber district, the swaying bridges where they broke their cadenced stride, and crossed at route step.
"The artillery near Cold Harbour—" said a voice, cadenced and manly.The Long Roll|Mary Johnston
The sound of their chanting voices broke in cadenced fragments against the shores of language.Four Weird Tales|Algernon Blackwood
This misconception springs from the almost complete ignorance of the public in regard to the laws of cadenced verse.Some Imagist Poets, 1916|Richard Aldington
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.).