from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A cadence with the subdominant chord immediately preceding the tonic chord.
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- noun music A
fallingcadence in which a subdominant chordprecedes the tonic; especially used in an ending Amen.
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- noun a cadence (frequently ending church music) in which the chord of the subdominant precedes the chord of the tonic
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