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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ca·dence /ˈkedṇ(t)s/
 韻律,抑揚,調子,節奏

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ca·dence, v. t. To regulate by musical measure.
    These parting numbers, cadenced by my grief.   --Philips.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ca·dence n.
 1. The act or state of declining or sinking. [Obs.]
    Now was the sun in western cadence low.   --Milton.
 2. A fall of the voice in reading or speaking, especially at the end of a sentence.
 3. A rhythmical modulation of the voice or of any sound; as, music of bells in cadence sweet.
 Blustering winds, which all night long
 Had roused the sea, now with hoarse cadence lull
 Seafaring men o'erwatched.   --Milton.
    The accents . . . were in passion's tenderest cadence.   --Sir W. Scott.
 4. Rhythmical flow of language, in prose or verse.
    Golden cadence of poesy.   --Shak.
    If in any composition much attention was paid to the flow of the rhythm, it was said (at least in the 14th and 15th centuries) to be =\“prosed in faire cadence.”\=   --Dr. Guest.
 5. Her. See Cadency.
 6. Man. Harmony and proportion in motions, as of a well-managed horse.
 7. Mil. A uniform time and place in marching.
 8. Mus. (a) The close or fall of a strain; the point of rest, commonly reached by the immediate succession of the tonic to the dominant chord. (b) A cadenza, or closing embellishment; a pause before the end of a strain, which the performer may fill with a flight of fancy.
 Imperfect cadence. Mus. See under Imperfect.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 cadence
      n 1: (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse [syn: meter,
            metre, measure, beat]
      2: the close of a musical section
      3: a recurrent rhythmical series [syn: cadency]