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1. An elaborate, ornamental melodic flourish interpolated into an aria or other vocal piece.
2. An extended virtuosic section for the soloist usually near the end of a movement of a concerto.
[Italian, from Old Italian, cadence; see cadence.]
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1. (Classical Music) a virtuoso solo passage occurring near the end of a piece of music, formerly improvised by the soloist but now usually specially composed
2. informal South African a fit or convulsion
[C19: from Italian; see cadence]
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n., pl. -zas.
an elaborate flourish or showy solo passage, sometimes improvised, introduced near the end of an aria or a movement of a concerto.
[1745–55; < Italian < Vulgar Latin *cadentia a falling]
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cadenza[kəˈdenzə] N → cadencia f
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cadenza[kəˈdɛnzə] n (MUSIC) → cadence f
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n (Mus) → Kadenz f
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