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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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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This disciplined army of workers was romanticized by Leninism as the vanguard of a future (totalitarian) society, performing their work in perfect cadence and living in communities where everything was uniform.
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Sub-elements and common terms and instructional terminology may include: key signature, key center, harmonic cadence, perfect cadence, half cadence, Plagal cadence, deceptive cadence, vertical construction vs.
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