Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to plagal cadence: Imperfect cadence
A cadence with the subdominant chord immediately preceding the tonic chord. Also called amen cadence.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||plagal cadence - a cadence (frequently ending church music) in which the chord of the subdominant precedes the chord of the tonic|
cadence - the close of a musical section
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.