Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to a cadence.
  • adjective Of or having to do with a cadenza.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Relating or pertaining to cadence, or a cadence.

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  • adjective Of or pertaining to cadence or a cadenza.

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Examples

  • We're used to pieces ending with a predictable plugged-in cadential module; Poulenc plugs in a module, but it's not the predicted one, and our musical expectations are yanked in two directions at once.

    Les anges musiciens

  • We're used to pieces ending with a predictable plugged-in cadential module; Poulenc plugs in a module, but it's not the predicted one, and our musical expectations are yanked in two directions at once.

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • It might seem like a stretch to say that Schumann intends to link these four songs (possibly along with another, "Mondnacht," which ends somewhat similarly) merely through this stock cadential figure.

    Categorical denials

  • (In addition, there's a strong literary echo of the seventh song, "Auf einer Burg," in the eighth, "In der Fremde.") "In der Fremde" brings the cadential figure back:

    Categorical denials

  • (In addition, there's a strong literary echo of the seventh song, "Auf einer Burg," in the eighth, "In der Fremde.") "In der Fremde" brings the cadential figure back:

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • It might seem like a stretch to say that Schumann intends to link these four songs (possibly along with another, "Mondnacht," which ends somewhat similarly) merely through this stock cadential figure.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • Olbermann does have a weird cadential thing going on throughout these 12-plus minutes ... but dammit, I'm glad he said it.

    Your Right Hand Thief

  • Ends of phrases were slightly ornamented, probably from quite early on, to provide satisfactory cadential suspensions; it is unlikely, at least in choral performance, that general ornamentation was introduced.

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • Now on the other hand, the English iambic tetrameter is a hesitating, loose, capricious form, always in danger of having its opening semeion chopped off, or of being diluted by a recurrent trimeter, or of developing a cadential lilt.

    The Strange Case of Pushkin and Nabokov

  • See, again, No. 22 of the Songs Without Words; the first and second phrases are small; the third phrase, however (reaching from measure 6 to 9 without cadential interruption), is of regular dimensions.

    Lessons in Music Form A Manual of Analysis of All the Structural Factors and Designs Employed in Musical Composition

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