Cadence Noun Synonyms
measure, beat, rhythm, tempo, accent, pulse, metre, lilt, swing
The snare drum marked the cadence for the marching band.
Entertainment / Music / Deceptive Cadence: A chord progression that seems to lead to resolving itself on the final chord: but does not. MORE
Entertainment / Literature / Scansion: The act of 'scanning' a poem to determine its meter. To perform scansion, the student breaks down each line into individual metrical feet and determines which syllables have heavy stress and which hav MORE
Entertainment / Literature / Free Verse: Poetry based on the natural rhythms of phrases and normal pauses rather than the artificial constraints of metrical feet. Commonly called vers libre in French (the English term first appears in print MORE
Entertainment / Music / Cadenza: Initially an improvised cadence by a soloist: later becoming an elaborate and written out passage in an aria or concerto, featuring the skills of an instrumentalist or vocalist. MORE