Perfect cadence


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Related to Perfect cadence: plagal cadence, Imperfect cadence
(Mus.) a complete and satisfactory close in harmony, as upon the tonic preceded by the dominant.

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As seven sober-faced military pallbearers in dress uniforms stepped in perfect cadence, carrying Lengstorf in his flag-cloaked casket down the center aisle, a young child wailed softly.
The longer rod, combined with the reel creates the almost perfect cadence for redfish, snook and sea trout.