Word of the Day: Cadence

Vocabulary is a writer’s best friend.  Mine is sadly lacking.  (My grammar is worse, but my vocab list is pretty short.)

So! Here’s a word to think about today, maybe use it somewhere if it’s useful.

cadence“The cadence of her footsteps on the marble flooring heralded trouble on the way.”

Cadence: noun
a :  a rhythmic sequence or flow of sounds in language.
b :  the beat, time, or measure of rhythmical motion or activity

a :  a falling inflection of the voice
b :  a concluding and usually falling strain; specifically :  a musical chord sequence moving to a harmonic close or point of rest and giving the sense of harmonic completion.

3)  the modulated and rhythmic recurrence of a sound especially in nature.
~per Merriam-Webster