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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


Synonymscadency


Broader (hypernym)rhythmicity









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