feminine ending

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feminine ending

n.
1.
a. An extra unstressed syllable at the end of a line of verse.
b. Music An ending of a phrase or cadence falling on a rhythmically light note or chord.
2. Grammar A final syllable or termination that marks or forms words in the feminine gender.

feminine ending

n
(Poetry) prosody an unstressed syllable at the end of a line of verse
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They emphasize the feminine cadence of how women walk.
Bitonality: Music that can't make up its mind whether to resolve to masculine or feminine cadences.