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Word: cadence

Definition: rhythmic rise and fall (of words or sounds); beat; regular beat of sound; rhythm


Sentences Containing 'cadence'

As a music critic he has written articles for Amazon.com, "Globe and Mail", "Toronto Life", "Down Beat", "Musicworks", "Cadence Magazine", "ParisTransatlantlic" and "Signal to Noise".
At length one of them called out in a clear, polite, smooth dialect, not unlike in sound to the Italian: and therefore I returned an answer in that language, hoping at least that the cadence might be more agreeable to his ears.
He also compared Nelly Furtado's vocals on the hook to Janet Jackson, saying "nobody can really sing in that cadence."
He attracted some controversy when he outlawed public whistling, hoping to curtail mischievous local boys from whistling an incorrect cadence as sailors marched.
I remember the weird cadence of their song in the dark distance; I remember the brittle sound of the camel's hooves crushing the frozen show; and I remember the mysterious tinkling of their silver bridles.
In "An Ocean Above", Joseph once again uses a slower cadence that brings to mind a "dancing but gentle ocean washing over your skin".
Perhaps they were; or perhaps there might have been shoals of them in the far horizon; but lulled into such an opium-like listlessness of vacant, unconscious reverie is this absent-minded youth by the blending cadence of waves with thoughts, that at last he loses his identity; takes the mystic ocean at his feet for the visible image of that deep, blue, bottomless soul, pervading mankind and nature; and every strange, half-seen, gliding, beautiful thing that eludes him; every dimly-discovered, uprising fin of some undiscernible form, seems to him the embodiment of those elusive thoughts that only people the soul by continually flitting through it.
She has played Betty Draper on the television series "Mad Men" since 2007, and is known for her roles as Cadence in "American Wedding" (2003), Elizabeth Harris in "Unknown" (2011), and Emma Frost in "" (2011).
She is also known for her role as Cadence Flaherty, the love interest of both Steve Stifler and Paul Finch in the 2003 comedy film "American Wedding", the third installment of the "American Pie" film series.
Shorty had been in Dominica during an Exile One performance of cadence-lypso, and collaborated with Dominica's 1969 Calypso King, Lord Tokyo and two calypso lyricists, Chris Seraphine and Pat Aaron in the early 1970s, who wrote him some creole lyrics.
Since its creation, it has become an artistic display of the most authentic folkloric dance of Bolivia, characterized by the joy, cadence, strong rhythm and beat.
Soca’s development as a musical genre included its fusion with calypso, cadence, and Indian musical instruments—particularly the dholak, tabla and dhantal—as demonstrated in Lord Shorty's classic compositions "Ïndrani" and "Shanti Om".
Soon after Shorty released a song, "Ou Petit", with words like "Ou dee moin ou petit Shorty" (meaning "you told me you are small Shorty"), a combination of calypso, cadence and kwéyòl. Shorty's 1974 Endless Vibrations and Soul of Calypso brought soca to its peak of international fame.
The album was issued on compact disc for the first time as one of two albums on one CD by Collectables Records on September 12, 2000, the other album being Williams's Cadence release from the summer of 1959, "To You Sweetheart, Aloha".
The alto aria is remarkable for its binary-form ritornello and "blues-like" final cadence; structurally, the movement is a gavotte.
The cadence music, the creole language and many other traditions are part of the daily life of the community.
The closing chorale is striking, with an "enigmatic" final cadence.
The cover bears the phrase "formerly titled "Andy Williams' Best"" underneath the title, suggesting that the same songs can be found here that were on that 1961 release by Cadence Records, but his number one hit "Butterfly" and its top 10 follow-up "I Like Your Kind of Love" that were included on the Cadence album were replaced on this release with the B-sides of two of the other songs here.
The final four syllables form a trochaic cadence.
The lyrics to the song are about a horse ride, with a definite western flavor, with the music having a loping, horse like cadence.
The main reason of the public's favorable response may lay in the variety of nuances in the songs, some, with a cadence that invites to dance.
The most important irregular resolution is the deceptive cadence, most commonly V7-vi in major or V7-VI in minor.
The ninth variation, just before the fanfare-reprise and coda, has a sound and affect like that of the "Humoreske" — Simpson likens it to a grinning skeleton; it is preceded by a "minore" variation before that, as in many variations sets (a variation in the parallel minor), but one that is so protracted that when its last minor cadence arrives it is difficult to grasp as one whole variation.
The Station briefly came back to life when the movie "Cadence", starring Charlie Sheen and Laurence Fishburne, was filmed at the site in 1990.
The work concludes with a tonal authentic cadence in D major—the same central pitch as the original bass-clarinet version of "Harmonien" (Kohl 2012b, 500–501).
Then he neighed three or four times, but in so different a cadence, that I almost began to think he was speaking to himself, in some language of his own.
To be sure the same sound was that very moment perhaps being heard all over the seas, from hundreds of whalemen's look-outs perched as high in the air; but from few of those lungs could that accustomed old cry have derived such a marvellous cadence as from Tashtego the Indian's.
When the team scores, the drumline plays a cadence called "Bananas" This cadence begins with rolls up and down the bass drums, interspersed with the student section and the rest of the band shouting "Go Blue Flame" This is followed by a solo played on the tenors, while the rest of the band adds visual effect. The drums twirl their sticks, the saxophones and bass clarinets twirls their neck straps, and the rest of the members dance.
When this ends, the drumline starts up a lively cadence to which the crowd spells out Pickens.
Yet, no one could have looked at him twice, without looking again: even though the opportunity of observation had not extended to the mournful cadence of his low grave voice, and to the abstraction that overclouded him fitfully, without any apparent reason.

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