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cadent

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adjective ca·dent \ˈkā-dənt\

Definition of cadent

  1. 1 archaic :  being in the process of falling <with cadent tears fret channels in her cheeks — Shakespeare>

  2. 2 :  having rhythmic cadence <his cadent voice>



Examples of cadent

  1. <the song's cadent repetitions quickly became mesmerizing>



Origin of cadent

Latin cadent-, cadens, present participle of cadere


First Known Use: 1605


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