Cadence - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈkeɪdns|  American pronunciation of the word cadence
Brit.  |ˈkeɪd(ə)ns|  British pronunciation of the word cadence


- (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse (syn: beat, measure, meter, metre)
- the close of a musical section
- a recurrent rhythmical series (syn: cadency)


the steady cadence of the drums

Oars moved back and forth in smooth cadence.

He speaks with a soft Southern cadence.

He had a low voice, with a sweet cadence at the end of the phrases.

the cadence of my mother's voice

the Brazilian cadences of the music

Word forms

singular: cadence
plural: cadences
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