Definitions for "Deceptive cadence"
A chord progression that seems to lead to resolving itself on the final chord; but does not. [Go to source
Cadence in which the penultimate chord is V and the second chord is anything but the expected tonic.
A type of cadence where a dominant chord is not followed by the (normal) tonic chord. Commonly, a deceptive cadence involves a dominant chord that is followed by either a submediant chord or a subdominant chord. See also cadence; authentic cadence; progression.
a key harmonic device of Mozart and Handel, to the point that it is chosen as a technique when the music of these composers is satirized