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noun as in rhythm

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We can feel his sad cadences and the rapture of language in the Gettysburg Address.

Hear the soaring anguished cadences of Martin Luther King Jr. proclaiming an American Dream.

“If you listen to them talk, they even talk in the same cadences,” he says.

These are hardly the cadences or the sentiments of a romance writer who thinks that love and marriage will solve everything.

He is the greatest orator we have recently had a president—exceeding even Reagan in the force of his rolling cadences.

As the music wailed its dying cadences into this fateful silence, Tom met her eyes across the room.

The tones and cadences were admirably rendered, and the ear could also faintly distinguish the noises of the laboratory.

She lifted the bow and drew it across the strings in a series of cadences so wildly mournful that he shuddered.

"Yes, the jury found me guilty," she agreed, with fine scorn in the musical cadences of her voice.

His voice took on wild emotional cadences which sounded deep places in the heart.


On this page you'll find 14 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to cadences, such as: tempo, inflection, accent, lilt, intonation, and count.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.