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

cadence

noun
     
Related topics: Music
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

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