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Cadence


Definition
In voice processing, cadence is used to refer to the pattern of tones and silence intervals generated by a given audio signal. Examples are busy and ringing tones. A typical cadence pattern is the US ringing tone, which is one second of tone followed by three seconds of silence. Some other countries, such as the UK, use a double ring, which is two short tones within about a second, followed by a little over two seconds of silence.