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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cadenza  \Ca*den"za\,  n.  [It.]  (Mus.) 
  A  parenthetic  flourish  or  flight  of  ornament  in  the  course  of 
  a  piece,  commonly  just  before  the  final  cadence. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cadenza 
  n  :  a  brilliant  solo  passage  occuring  near  the  end  of  a  piece  of 
  music 




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