What does the word cadence mean?

Usage examples for cadence

  1. If I may make a suggestion in this essay to the masters of the craft it is that the goal of the completely modern thing can best be reached by taking the very simplest themes of daily life- things within the experience of the ordinary citizen- and presenting them in the majestic traditional cadence of that peculiarly English medium, blank verse. – On Something by H. Belloc
  2. " This is what I wished to prevent," she said, in a voice whose cadence betrayed the altered impulse of her heart. – Shirley by Charlotte Brontë
  3. These poems, built upon cadence, are more subtle, but the laws they follow are not less fixed. – Sword Blades and Poppy Seed by Amy Lowell