- deceptive cadence
: a cadence in which the full or final close is evaded by the use of an unexpected or foreign chord as the chord of resolution — called also false cadence, interrupted cadence, suspended cadence; see cadence illustration
* * *Music.a cadence consisting of a dominant harmony followed by a resolution to a harmony other than the tonic.
* * *deceptive cadence noun (music)• • •Main Entry: ↑deception
Useful english dictionary. 2012.