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cadency

[keyd-n-see] /ˈkeɪd n si/
noun, plural cadencies.
1.
cadence (defs 1–7).
Origin
1620-1630
1620-30; cad(ence) + -ency
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British Dictionary definitions for cadency

cadence

/ˈkeɪdəns/
noun (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
Word Origin
C14: from Old French, from Old Italian cadenza, literally: a falling, from Latin cadere to fall

cadency

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