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Meaning of CADENZA

Pronunciation:  ku'denzu

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a brilliant solo passage occuring near the end of a piece of music
 

CADENZA is a 7 letter word that starts with C.

 

 See Also: musical passage, passage

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ca*den"za\, n. [It.] (Mus.)
A parenthetic flourish or flight of ornament in the course of
a piece, commonly just before the final cadence.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: acciaccatura, appoggiatura, arabesque, cadence, coloratura, division, embellishment, extempore, fioritura, flight, flourish, grace, grace note, hot lick, impromptu, improvisation, incidental, incidental note, interpolation, lick, long mordent, mordent, ornament, passage, pralltriller, riff, roulade, run, single mordent, turn, vamp
 

 

 

 

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