cadency

cadency

[keyd-n-see]
noun, plural cadencies.
cadence ( defs 1–7 ).

Origin:
1620–30; cad(ence) + -ency

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cadence or cadency (ˈkeɪdəns)
 
n , pl -dences, -dencies
1.  the beat or measure of something rhythmic
2.  a fall in the pitch of the voice, as at the end of a sentence
3.  modulation of the voice; intonation
4.  a rhythm or rhythmic construction in verse or prose; measure
5.  the close of a musical phrase or section
 
[C14: from Old French, from Old Italian cadenza, literally: a falling, from Latin cadere to fall]
 
cadency or cadency
 
n
 
[C14: from Old French, from Old Italian cadenza, literally: a falling, from Latin cadere to fall]

cadency (ˈkeɪdənsɪ)
 
n , pl -cies
1.  the line of descent from a younger member of a family
2.  another word for cadence

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