feminine cadence

noun

: a musical cadence in which the final chord or melody note falls on a weak beat compare masculine cadence

Word History

First Known Use

1854, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of feminine cadence was in 1854

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“Feminine cadence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/feminine%20cadence. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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