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  • n. Plural form of cadency.

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Examples

  • She really would -- and -- and her voice coaching, I think, was probably very, very instrumental in Ronald Reagan's distinctive, magical whispery kind of intensity that you will remember, that sound of Ronald Reagan, as we will remember Jack Kennedy's Boston cadencies and -- and Roosevelt's aristocratic tones, as long -- you know, long into history.

    First Mothers

  • The woman is particularly fond of dancing and with it she measures the cadencies of her own songs and gives point to the words themselves whilst her companions repeat a sort of chorus which completes the musical passage.

    My Friends the Savages Notes and Observations of a Perak settler (Malay Peninsula)

  • All vain, luxuriant allegories, rhyming cadencies of similary words, are such pitiful embellishments of speech, as serve for nothing but to embase divinity; and the use of them, but like the plastering of marble, or the painting of gold, the glory of which is to be seen, and to shine by no other lustre but their own.

    Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. III.

  • "When Dave evolves the cadencies in the Red Light that evenin ', thar's

    Wolfville Nights

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