Imperfect cadence. (Mus.) See under Imperfect.

(Ca"dence), v. t. To regulate by musical measure.

These parting numbers, cadenced by my grief.

(Ca"den*cy) n. Descent of related families; distinction between the members of a family according to their ages.

Marks of cadency(Her.), bearings indicating the position of the bearer as older or younger son, or as a descendant of an older or younger son. See Difference (Her.).

(Ca*dene") n. [Cf. F. cadène.] A species of inferior carpet imported from the Levant. McElrath.

(Ca"dent) a. [L. cadens, -entis, p. pr. of cadere to fall.] Falling. [R.] "Cadent tears." Shak.

(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.

(Ca"der) n. See Cadre.

(Ca*det") n. [F. cadet a younger or the youngest son or brother, dim. fr. L. caput head; i. e., a smaller head of the family, after the first or eldest. See Chief, and cf. Cad.]

1. The younger of two brothers; a younger brother or son; the youngest son.

The cadet of an ancient and noble family.

2. (Mil.) (a) A gentleman who carries arms in a regiment, as a volunteer, with a view of acquiring military skill and obtaining a commission. (b) A young man in training for military or naval service; esp. a pupil in a military or naval school, as at West Point, Annapolis, or Woolwich.

All the undergraduates at Annapolis are Naval cadets. The distinction between Cadet midshipmen and Cadet engineers was abolished by Act of Congress in 1882.

(Ca*det"ship) n. The position, rank, or commission of a cadet; as, to get a cadetship.

(Ca*dew" Cade"worm`) n. A caddice. See Caddice.

(Cadge) v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Cadged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Cadging.] [Cf. Scot. cache, caich, cadge, to toss, drive, OE. cachen to drive, catch, caggen to bind, or perh. E. cage. Cf. Cadger.]

1. To carry, as a burden. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.] Halliwell.

2. To hawk or peddle, as fish, poultry, etc. [Prov.]

3. To intrude or live on another meanly; to beg. [Prov. or Slang, Eng.] Wright.

(Cadge), n. [Cf. 2d Cadger.] (Hawking) A circular frame on which cadgers carry hawks for sale.

(Cadg"er) n. [From Cadge, v. t., cf. Codger.]

8. (Mus.) (a) The close or fall of a strain; the point of rest, commonly reached by the immediate succession of the tonic to the dominant chord. (b) A cadenza, or closing embellishment; a pause before the end of a strain, which the performer may fill with a flight of fancy.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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