medial cadence


Definition of medial cadence

1 : a musical cadence in a church mode that does not end on the final (see final entry 2 sense c)
2 : a musical cadence with an inverted penultimate chord — compare radical cadence

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First Known Use of medial cadence

1805, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of medial cadence was in 1805

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“Medial cadence.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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