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cadence

ca·dence

cadence

 
pronunciation:
keI dns
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a rhythmic pattern of movement, as in music or poetry.
The French language has a beautiful cadence.
synonyms:
beat, lilt, rhythm
similar words:
accent, flow, measure, meter, pack, pulsation, pulse, swing
definition 2: the beat or count of such a pattern, as in marching.
They danced in perfect cadence.
synonyms:
beat, pulse, rhythm
similar words:
accent, count, march, measure, meter, pace, tempo
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: cadenced, cadences, cadencing
definition: to give a rhythm to.
He carefully cadences his speeches.
similar words:
flow, measure, pace, swing
derivations: cadential (adj.), cadency (n.)
Word Parts
The word cadence contains the following parts:
cad, cas, cid2 Latin root that means to fall
-ance, -ence, -ency, -ancy Latin noun-forming suffix that means state, quality, or act of
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The suffix group -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy attaches to verbs and Latin verb stems to create nouns. The suffix -ance is usually attached to whole English words, whereas -ence is usually attached to roots: compare eloquence and acceptance . For most nouns ending in -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy , there is a correponsponding adjective form ending in -ant, -ent.