feminine cadence


Definition of feminine cadence

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

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First Known Use of feminine cadence

1854, in the meaning defined above

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“Feminine cadence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/feminine%20cadence. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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