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English noun: cadence

1. cadence (communication) (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse

Synonymsbeat, measure, meter, metre

Broader (hypernym)poetic rhythm, prosody, rhythmic pattern

Narrower (hyponym)catalexis, common measure, common meter, foot, metrical foot, metrical unit, scansion

Domain categorymetrics, prosody

2. cadence (communication) the close of a musical section

Broader (hypernym)musical passage, passage

Narrower (hyponym)amen cadence, plagal cadence

3. cadence (attribute) a recurrent rhythmical series


Broader (hypernym)rhythmicity

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