[ key-den-shuh l ]
/ keɪˈdɛn ʃəl /


of, relating to, or constituting a musical cadence.

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