cadency

noun
ca·​den·​cy | \ ˈkā-dᵊn(t)-sē How to pronounce cadency (audio) \
plural cadencies

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First Known Use of cadency

1627, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cadency

cad(ence) + -ency

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“Cadency.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cadency. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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