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“… we can maintain dasa cadence of delivery …”

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.