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synonyms for cadences

  • accent
  • inflection
  • intonation
  • lilt
  • tempo
  • beat
  • count
  • measure
  • meter
  • modulation
  • pulse
  • swing
  • throb
  • rhythmus
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How to use cadences in a sentence

As the music wailed its dying cadences into this fateful silence, Tom met her eyes across the room.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
The tones and cadences were admirably rendered, and the ear could also faintly distinguish the noises of the laboratory.
HEROES OF THE TELEGRAPHJ. MUNRO
She lifted the bow and drew it across the strings in a series of cadences so wildly mournful that he shuddered.
THE MASTER-KNOT OF HUMAN FATEELLIS MEREDITH
"Yes, the jury found me guilty," she agreed, with fine scorn in the musical cadences of her voice.
WITHIN THE LAWMARVIN DANA
His voice took on wild emotional cadences which sounded deep places in the heart.
OTHER MAIN-TRAVELLED ROADSHAMLIN GARLAND
The soft cadences and turns in my lady Katrina's speech draw me into the humour of her gentle judgments of men and things.
LITTLE RIVERSHENRY VAN DYKE
The echo of my shot died away in wavering cadences among the shoreward woods; an intense stillness possessed the place.
THE LITTLE RED FOOTROBERT W. CHAMBERS
The service was just over; the organ still murmured soft, harmonious cadences.
UNDER FALSE PRETENCESADELINE SERGEANT
He had theories about most things, and may, for all I know, have had a theory of cadences.
LAVENGROGEORGE BORROW
He remembered its falling cadences, its country songs and wise meditations.
HUNTINGTOWERJOHN BUCHAN
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