Meaning of Landini cadence

Landi'ni ca'dence

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— Music. Music.
  1. a melodic cadential formula, associated esp. with the Ars Nova music of Francesco Landini, progressing from the tonic to the leading tone, then to the submediant and back to the tonic.
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