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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [keyd-n-see]
    • /ˈkeɪd n si/
    • /ˈkeɪ.dən.sɪ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [keyd-n-see]
    • /ˈkeɪd n si/

Definitions of cadency word

  • noun cadency the line of descent from a younger member of a family 3
  • noun plural cadency cadence (defs 1–7). 1
  • noun cadency The status of a younger branch of a family. 1
  • noun cadency Alternative form of cadence. 0
  • noun cadency (heraldry) Any systematic way of distinguishing similar coats of arms belonging to members of the same family. 0

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Origin of cadency

First appearance:

before 1620
One of the 42% oldest English words
First recorded in 1620-30; cad(ence) + -ency

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Parts of speech for Cadency


cadency popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 62% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 67% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

cadency usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for cadency

noun cadency

  • beat — If you beat someone or something, you hit them very hard.
  • tempo — Music. relative rapidity or rate of movement, usually indicated by such terms as adagio, allegro, etc., or by reference to the metronome.
  • pulse — the edible seeds of certain leguminous plants, as peas, beans, or lentils.
  • meter — an instrument for measuring, especially one that automatically measures and records the quantity of something, as of gas, water, miles, or time, when it is activated.
  • measure — a unit or standard of measurement: weights and measures.

Top questions with cadency

  • what is a mark of cadency?

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