(noun, verb)


1. (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse

Similar word(s): beat, measure, meter, metre

Definition categories: communication, prosody

2. the close of a musical section

Definition categories: communication, passage

3. a recurrent rhythmical series

Similar word(s): cadency

Definition categories: attribute, rhythmicity

Sentences with cadence as a noun:

- The cadence in a galliard step refers to the final leap in a cinquepace sequence.


1. To give a cadence to.

2. To give structure to.