cadent

[ keyd-nt ]
/ ˈkeɪd nt /

adjective

having cadence.
Archaic. falling.

QUIZZES

CHALLENGE YOURSELF WITH THIS MIDDLE SCHOOL PART OF SPEECH QUIZ!

How well do you know your adjectives from your adverbs? Your preposition from your pronouns? Your interjections from your conjunctions? Let’s put your knowledge of parts of speech to the text! Note: Many of the following questions will ask you to identify the parts of speech “in order.” That means the first word in all capital letters will correspond to the first option in an answer, and so on.
Question 1 of 10
In order, what parts of speech are the words in all capital letters? Alisa was VERY tired, SO she decided to go to bed.

Origin of cadent

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

OTHER WORDS FROM cadent

non·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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