ca·​dent | \ ˈkā-dᵊnt How to pronounce cadent (audio) \

Definition of cadent

1 archaic : being in the process of falling with cadent tears fret channels in her cheeks— William Shakespeare
2 : having rhythmic cadence his cadent voice

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Examples of cadent in a Sentence

the song's cadent repetitions quickly became mesmerizing

First Known Use of cadent

1605, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for cadent

borrowed from Latin cadent-, cadens, present participle of cadere "to fall" — more at chance entry 1

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The first known use of cadent was in 1605

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27 Jan 2020

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“Cadent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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