cadenza


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ca·den·za

 (kə-dĕn′zə)
n.
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.]

cadenza

(kəˈdɛnzə)
n
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]

ca•den•za

(kəˈdɛn zə)

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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cadenza - a brilliant solo passage occurring near the end of a piece of music
musical passage, passage - a short section of a musical composition
Translations
kadencia

cadenza

[kəˈdenzə] Ncadencia f

cadenza

[kəˈdɛnzə] n (MUSIC)cadence f

cadenza

n (Mus) → Kadenz f
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