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cadence (s) (noun), cadences (pl)
1. The rhythmic pattern of a person's voice which changes by gently rising and falling as he or she is talking: The cadence of the speaker's voice was well modulated and made listening to her speech easy to understand.

Sometimes it is possible for some people to recognize which foreign language is being spoken just by listening to the cadence of the words.

2. A regular beat or rhythmic movement when dancing or marching: There was a steady cadence of the drums near the end of the concert.
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