perfect cadence

perfect cadence
perfect cadence
n.
Music a cadence, immediately preceded by some form of dominant harmony, and consisting of the tonic triad of the key of the particular section or of the composition in its beginning, with the keynote appearing in both the highest and lowest voice

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  • Perfect cadence — Perfect Per fect, a. [OE. parfit, OF. parfit, parfet, parfait, F. parfait, L. perfectus, p. p. of perficere to carry to the end, to perform, finish, perfect; per (see {Per }) + facere to make, do. See {Fact}.] 1. Brought to consummation or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • perfect cadence — noun : a cadence consisting of a dominant to tonic harmony with the root of the tonic appearing in both the bass and the soprano called also full cadence; compare imperfect cadence; see cadence illustration …   Useful english dictionary

  • perfect cadence — Music. a cadence in which the tonic chord has its root in both bass and soprano. [1720 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • perfect cadence — noun Music a cadence in which the chord of the dominant immediately precedes that of the tonic …   English new terms dictionary

  • perfect cadence — /pɜfəkt ˈkeɪdns/ (say perfuhkt kaydns) noun a musical cadence in which there is a progression from a dominant chord to a tonic chord …  

  • Cadence (music) — Perfect authentic cadence (V I [here in V7 I form] with roots in the bass and tonic in the highest voice of the final chord): ii V7 I progression in C   …   Wikipedia

  • Perfect — Per fect, a. [OE. parfit, OF. parfit, parfet, parfait, F. parfait, L. perfectus, p. p. of perficere to carry to the end, to perform, finish, perfect; per (see {Per }) + facere to make, do. See {Fact}.] 1. Brought to consummation or completeness;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Perfect chord — Perfect Per fect, a. [OE. parfit, OF. parfit, parfet, parfait, F. parfait, L. perfectus, p. p. of perficere to carry to the end, to perform, finish, perfect; per (see {Per }) + facere to make, do. See {Fact}.] 1. Brought to consummation or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Perfect number — Perfect Per fect, a. [OE. parfit, OF. parfit, parfet, parfait, F. parfait, L. perfectus, p. p. of perficere to carry to the end, to perform, finish, perfect; per (see {Per }) + facere to make, do. See {Fact}.] 1. Brought to consummation or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Perfect tense — Perfect Per fect, a. [OE. parfit, OF. parfit, parfet, parfait, F. parfait, L. perfectus, p. p. of perficere to carry to the end, to perform, finish, perfect; per (see {Per }) + facere to make, do. See {Fact}.] 1. Brought to consummation or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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