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cadent

[keyd-nt] /ˈkeɪd nt/
adjective
1.
having cadence.
2.
Archaic. falling.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; < Latin cadent-, (stem of cadēns falling, present participle of cadere), equivalent to cad- fall + -ent- -ent
Related forms
noncadent, adjective
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cadent

/ˈkeɪdənt/
adjective
1.
having cadence; rhythmic
2.
(archaic) falling; descending
Word Origin
C16: from Latin cadēns falling, from cadere to fall
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