noun \ˈkā-dən(t)s\

1a : a rhythmic sequence or flow of sounds in language b : the beat, time, or measure of rhythmical motion or activity 2a : 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

From the Cecilos Lover’s Dictionary