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cadence

[kā′dəns]
Etymology: L, cadere, to fall
a rhythm, as in voice, music, or movement.
The beat or timing of a particular rhythmic activity—e.g., the rhythm of pedalling in cycling

cadence

number of steps per minute during normal gait

cadence

the rhythm of a horse's gait. The walk is a four beat cadence, the trot is two beat, the canter has three beats and the gallop has four.
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Goldwater bombed in the election, but his cadenced utterance was instantly anthologised and pilloried.
In the early 1980s, a highly percussive, cadenced, and repetitious musical form seeped from the inner city streets of the South Bronx to a virtually exclusive African-American audience.
Berman and Smith, who began draped over each other, unfurled like a flower in full bloom and cadenced their courtly exchanges with a canonic series of torso squiggles.
But I also had a memory of driving one summer day with my Uncle Julius, my father's twin brother, up toward his family's bungalow on Sackett Lake; and as we were cruising through the green summer landscape, he suddenly burst into this poem by Pushkin, producing a cascade of cadenced Russian I barely understood that brought tears to his eyes.
We talk casually and I loosen up my vocal chords by stating my talking points in a loud, cadenced voice.
Exaggerating the cadenced, convoluted flow of his own prophetic rhetoric, Lawrence points beyond the limitations or distracting allurements of style to the underlying power of ideas and his urgency to communicate them, despite prejudice, interference, or incomprehension.
the impression of a transient affect that continues, transiently, to be affecting; a life written as the cadenced suspension of the identity we know it 'must' become.
His accent still falters on certain words, but the tone is sweetly cadenced.
The drumline, a troupe of talented percussionists whose cadenced rhythm rocks the rafters of any dome, bring crowds to their feet with their daring feats of music and athleticism.
is a classic children's fable, with delicate, detailed, realistic portraits of each animal in turn and perfectly cadenced pages of calm narrative conveying wonder and delight in the immense variety of living creatures.
Since he did not understand the words, it is the cadenced quality of the recital that he remembers.
I'm much more impressed with the results we got shooting the Shield freestanding, 1-handed, cadenced at about one shot per 3/4 second to 1 second, at a range of 7 yards.