radical cadence


Definition of radical cadence

: a musical cadence in which the chords are in root position

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First Known Use of radical cadence

circa 1927, in the meaning defined above

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“Radical cadence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/radical%20cadence. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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