cadent

[ keyd-nt ]
/ ˈkeɪd nt /

adjective

having cadence.
Archaic. falling.

Origin of cadent

1580–90; < Latin cadent-, (stem of cadēns falling, present participle of cadere), equivalent to cad- fall + -ent- -ent

Related forms

non·ca·dent, adjective
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cadent

/ (ˈkeɪdənt) /

adjective

having cadence; rhythmic
archaic falling; descending

Word Origin for cadent

C16: from Latin cadēns falling, from cadere to fall
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