noun, plural ca·den·cies.
Origin of cadency
Examples from the Web for cadency
An instance of a sem field for cadency will be found in the case of the D'Arcy arms already mentioned.
The Mounteneys further difference their common arms, for Cadency, after this manner.The Handbook to English Heraldry|Charles Boutell
The martlet is the appropriate “difference” or mark of cadency for the fourth son.Fictitious & Symbolic Creatures in Art|John Vinycomb
Shakespeare's son-in-law bore the talbots' heads only, which may merely have been a mark of cadency.Shakespeare's Family|Mrs. C. C. Stopes
The rule is also disregarded entirely as regards augmentations and Scottish cadency bordures.