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cadential

[ key-den-shuhl ]
/ keɪˈdɛn ʃəl /
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adjective
of, relating to, or constituting a musical cadence.
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Origin of cadential

1875–80; see cadence, -ial; modeled on substance, substantial

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How to use cadential in a sentence

  • In measure 71 we have a piquant closing theme which ends in the "good old way" with some rather formal groups of cadential chords.

    Music: An Art and a Language|Walter Raymond Spalding
  • The variations are not numbered and the demarcations indicated only by certain cadential objective points.

    Music: An Art and a Language|Walter Raymond Spalding
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