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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A brilliant solo passage occurring near the end of a piece of music.

Usage examples (38)
  • In the old days, concertos included a cadenza which was to be improvised by the particular player.
  • The word cadenza, Hoffman explains, comes from the word cadence - a closing sequence in a piece of music.
  • Schnittke's cadenza for Beethoven's violin concerto ... which begins with the Joachim cadenza from the Brahms!!
  • And promptly tell your poet that the rhyme "cadenza" for more
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