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cadence

noun

1 cadence

prosody The accent in a metrical foot of verse.

synonyms: beat, measure, meter, metre.

Roget 264: motion, movement, move; going etc. v.; unrest.    stream, flow, flux, run, course, stir; ... show more

Roget 415: music; concert; strain, tune, air; melody etc. 413; aria, arietta; piece of music [Fr.], work, number, opus; ... show more

Roget 306: descent, descension, declension, declination; fall; falling etc. v.; slump; drop, plunge, plummet, cadence; subsidence, ... show more

Roget 402: sound, noise, strain; accent, twang, intonation, tone; cadence; sonorousness etc. adj.; audibility; resonance etc. ... show more

Polish: tok, miara wierszowa, metrum



2 cadence

The close of a musical section.

Polish: kadencja, spadek

3 cadence

A recurrent rhythmical series.

synonym: cadency.


Moby thesaurus: Alexandrine, accent, accentuation, acciaccatura, amphibrach, amphimacer, anacrusis, anapest, antispast, appoggiatura, arabesque, arsis, authentic cadence, bacchius, bass passage, beat, bourdon, bridge, burden, cadency ... show more.

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