masculine cadence

noun

Definition of masculine cadence

: a musical cadence in which the final chord falls on a strong beat — compare feminine cadence

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First Known Use of masculine cadence

1854, in the meaning defined above

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“Masculine cadence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/masculine%20cadence. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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