adjective \ˈkā-dənt\

Definition of CADENT

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