• Cadence Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) See Cadency.
  2. (n.) A cadenza, or closing embellishment; a pause before the end of a strain, which the performer may fill with a flight of fancy.
  3. (n.) The act or state of declining or sinking.
  4. (n.) Rhythmical flow of language, in prose or verse.
  5. (n.) Harmony and proportion in motions, as of a well-managed horse.
  6. (n.) The close or fall of a strain; the point of rest, commonly reached by the immediate succession of the tonic to the dominant chord.
  7. (v. t.) To regulate by musical measure.
  8. (n.) A uniform time and place in marching.
  9. (n.) A rhythmical modulation of the voice or of any sound; as, music of bells in cadence sweet.
  10. (n.) A fall of the voice in reading or speaking, especially at the end of a sentence.

Beat, Cadency, Measure, Meter,