plagal cadence

noun

Definition of plagal cadence 

: a musical cadence in which subdominant harmony resolves to the tonic (see tonic entry 2 sense 2)

called also amen cadence

— compare authentic cadence

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First Known Use of plagal cadence

1828, in the meaning defined above

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