A cadence in which the chord of the dominant immediately precedes that of the tonic.
More example sentences
- The old devices are cadences, with a dissonant version of a perfect cadence in D occurring as Christ exits, and a dissonant version of a Plagal cadence in D as the ghost exits.
- On the organ this is strange: why did Bach not use a perfect cadence, and follow the convention of substituting a major chord for the final minor chord?
- F functions as the relative major of D minor, and a perfect cadence is made on D in bars 21-22.
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