from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A cadence with the subdominant chord immediately preceding the tonic chord. Also called amen cadence.
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- n. A falling cadence in which a subdominant chord precedes the tonic; especially used in an ending Amen.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. a cadence in which the final chord on the tonic is preceded by the chord on the subdominant.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a cadence (frequently ending church music) in which the chord of the subdominant precedes the chord of the tonic
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