deceptive cadence


noun Music.

a cadence consisting of a dominant harmony followed by a resolution to a harmony other than the tonic.

Nearby words

  1. decentre,
  2. deception,
  3. deception bed,
  4. deception table,
  5. deceptive,
  6. deceptively,
  7. decerebrate,
  8. decerebration,
  9. decern,
  10. decertify

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