from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See plagal cadence.
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- n. a cadence (frequently ending church music) in which the chord of the subdominant precedes the chord of the tonic
From its frequent use as a setting for the word Amen.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)