Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

Topic: MUSIC

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: Old Italian cadenza, from cadere 'to fall', from Latin; CADAVER

cadence

noun
     
ca‧dence [countable]
1 the way someone's voice rises and falls, especially when reading out loud:
the cadence of my mother's voice
2 a regular repeated pattern of sounds or movements:
the Brazilian cadences of the music
3 technicalAPM a set of chords
Word of the Day
The MUSIC
Word of the Day is:

Other related topics