Deceptive cadence
Deceptive De*cep"tive, a. [Cf. F. d['e]ceptif. See {Deceive}.] Tending to deceive; having power to mislead, or impress with false opinions; as, a deceptive countenance or appearance. [1913 Webster]

Language altogether deceptive, and hiding the deeper reality from our eyes. --Trench. [1913 Webster]

{Deceptive cadence} (Mus.), a cadence on the subdominant, or in some foreign key, postponing the final close. [1913 Webster]


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  • deceptive cadence — noun : a cadence in which the full or final close is evaded by the use of an unexpected or foreign chord as the chord of resolution called also false cadence, interrupted cadence, suspended cadence; see cadence illustration * * * Music. a cadence …   Useful english dictionary

  • deceptive cadence — Music. a cadence consisting of a dominant harmony followed by a resolution to a harmony other than the tonic. * * * …   Universalium

  • deceptive cadence — noun a falling cadence in which the ear expects the a dominant chord to resolve to the tonic, but resolves to something else (usually a submediant chord) instead …   Wiktionary

  • Deceptive — De*cep tive, a. [Cf. F. d[ e]ceptif. See {Deceive}.] Tending to deceive; having power to mislead, or impress with false opinions; as, a deceptive countenance or appearance. [1913 Webster] Language altogether deceptive, and hiding the deeper… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cadence (music) — Perfect authentic cadence (V I [here in V7 I form] with roots in the bass and tonic in the highest voice of the final chord): ii V7 I progression in C   …   Wikipedia

  • cadence — /kayd ns/, n., v., cadenced, cadencing. n. Also, cadency. 1. rhythmic flow of a sequence of sounds or words: the cadence of language. 2. (in free verse) a rhythmic pattern that is nonmetrically structured. 3. the beat, rate, or measure of any… …   Universalium

  • Andalusian cadence — Andalusian cadences are common in Flamenco music. The Andalusian cadence is a term adopted from flamenco music for a chord progression comprising four chords descending stepwise.[1] It is otherwise known as the minor descending tetrachord …   Wikipedia

  • Corelli cadence — Corelli clash in a cadence on A  Play (help· …   Wikipedia

  • interrupted cadence — noun : deceptive cadence * * * interrupted cadence noun (music) A cadence in which some other chord (often the submediant) replaces the expected tonic • • • Main Entry: ↑interrupt …   Useful english dictionary

  • false cadence — noun : deceptive cadence …   Useful english dictionary

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