cadent

[ keyd-nt ]
/ ˈkeɪd nt /

adjective

having cadence.
Archaic. falling.

Nearby words

  1. cade, jack,
  2. cadelle,
  3. cadence,
  4. cadenced,
  5. cadency,
  6. cadent house,
  7. cadential,
  8. cadenza,
  9. cadet,
  10. cadet cloth

Origin of cadent

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

Related formsnon·ca·dent, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for cadent

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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