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Definition rhythm or recurring pattern of sounds or movements
  • The sound of the waves crashing on the shore had a comforting cadence.
cadence = rhythm or recurring pattern
  • She speaks with a halting, mumbled cadence.
  • cadence = rhythm
  • Defensive players may not interfere with the quarterback's signals by making sounds in the cadence of the offensive signals.
  • cadence = rhythm or recurring pattern
  • The bad news is that my hands prevent me from using either cane or wheelchair, so I must now march to my own unique cadence to keep upright.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Notebook
  • cadence = recurring pattern of movements
  • Now and again the changed cadence of a story coming through made Sandi lean forward and listen.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • cadence = recurring pattern of sounds
  • Her voice had the same slow, neutral cadence as a bedtime book.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • cadence = rhythm
  • "Caitlin," Rogerson would say, and I'd listen so hard, trying to tell just by the cadence what might happen when we were alone.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Dreamland
  • cadence = rhythm or recurring pattern of sounds
  • Occasionally, as if something snapped in his memory, he would begin to chant old marching ditties, calling cadence in a voice high and hollowed out.
    Tim O'Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • cadence = rhythm or beat
  • Grover played a sharp tweet-tweet cadence on his reed pipes.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Titan's Curse
  • cadence = rhythm or recurring pattern of sounds
  • By now, I'd detected the nervous shrillness that crept into her cadence when she was worried but pretending not to be.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • cadence = rhythm or recurring pattern of sounds
  • When Loren's voice began reciting the poem, he, too, echoed the cadence of the music, just like my body was, and it felt like we were making magic together.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Betrayed
  • cadence = rhythm (recurring pattern of sounds)
  • Sometimes, preoccupied with her work, she sang the refrain very low, very lingeringly; "A long time ago" came out like the saddest cadence of a funeral hymn.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • cadence = rhythm
  • The voices talked of everything, there was nothing they could not talk about, he knew from the very cadence and motion and continual stir of curiosity and wonder in them.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • cadence = rhythm
  • some musical cadence
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Pit and the Pendulum
  • cadence = rhythm (recurring pattern of sounds)
  • Her arms, burned to butternut, moved sinuously among the dull platinum ripples, elbow appearing first, casting the forearm back with a cadence of falling water, then reaching out and down, stabbing a path ahead.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Winter Dreams
  • cadence = rhythm or recurring pattern
  • It began to crack down the middle, as with an earthquake, and as Stendahl watched the magnificent sight he heard Pikes reading behind him in a low, cadenced voice: ". . . my brain reeled as I saw the mighty walls rushing asunder—there was a long tumultuous shouting sound like the voice of a thousand waters—and the deep and dank tarn at my feet closed sullenly and silently over the fragments of the House of Usher."
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles
  • cadenced = rhythmic (having a recurring sound pattern)
  • : Fremen chanting cadence used in time of deep ritual significance.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • The soft cadences of his voice were unmistakable.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Wedding
  • Then there is the song of many waters, "Roll, Jordan, roll," a mighty chorus with minor cadences.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • The way she spoke, the cadence and the tone, not the voice, brought back all the silent conversations, the voice in my head, my sister.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host

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