[key-den-shuh l]


of, relating to, or constituting a musical cadence.

Nearby words

  1. cadence,
  2. cadenced,
  3. cadency,
  4. cadent,
  5. cadent house,
  6. cadenza,
  7. cadet,
  8. cadet cloth,
  9. cadette,
  10. cadge

Origin of cadential

1875–80; see cadence, -ial; modeled on substance, substantial Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for cadential

  • 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