Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: cadence
IPA transcription: [k'eɪdəns]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: meter, metre, measure, beat, cadence
    Meaning: (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
Usage examples
  • You have listened to the ranting, mechanical cadence of inefficient actors, lawyers and preachers.
  • I admired the short trills in the left hand, which were trilled out quite independently, as if by a second player; the gliding ease of the cadence marked dolcissimo.
  • In Emily Dickinson's exacting hands, the especial, intrinsic fitness of a particular order of words might not be sacrificed to anything virtually extrinsic; and her verses all show a strange cadence of inner rhythmical music.