how to pronounce cadence


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the above transcription of cadence is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

cadence is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of cadence in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… but the cadence of uh what what you know …”

meanings of cadence


  1. A fall in inflection of a speaker's voice, such as at the end of a sentence.
  2. A cadenza, or closing embellishment; a pause before the end of a strain, which the performer may fill with a flight of fancy.
  3. The measure or beat of movement.
  4. The rhythm and sequence of a series of actions.
  5. The number of steps per minute.
  6. The general inflection or modulation of the voice, or of any sound.
  7. A dance move which ends a phrase.
  8. The number of revolutions per minute of the cranks or pedals of a bicycle.
  9. The act or state of declining or sinking.
  10. Balanced, rhythmic flow.
  11. Harmony and proportion of movement, as in a well-managed horse.
  12. A chant that is sung by military personnel while running or marching; a jody call.
  13. Cadency.
  14. A progression of at least two chords which conclude a piece of music, section or musical phrases within it. Sometimes referred to analogously as musical punctuation.


  1. To give a cadence to.
  2. To give structure to.


  1. A female given name from English, taken to use in the 2000s.

cadence frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word cadence occurs in english on average 1.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics cadence can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that cadence can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

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