The patterned, recurring alternation of contrasting elements, such as stressed and unstressed notes in music
The horse's breath made puffs of steam as she trotted along the road to the cadence of tinkling bells.
When their breath returned to a more normal cadence and they were no longer perspiring, they rose to leave.
Yet he has a style of language and a cadence of his own, which steal into the heart with strangely soothing power.
At the same time it will be conceded that he possessed a copious vocabulary, a fine ear for cadence, and the faculty of expressing every shade of thought or feeling.
As a rule he is careless of definitely rhythmical cadence, though his sentences are always pleasant to the ear.