minor cadence


Definition of minor cadence

: a musical cadence ending on a minor chord

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First Known Use of minor cadence

1834, in the meaning defined above

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“Minor cadence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/minor%20cadence. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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