• Caesura

    Pronunciation

    • RP IPA: /siˈzjʊərə/
    • US IPA: /siˈzjʊrə/

    Alternative forms

    Origin

    Latin caesūra ("cutting, hewing"), from caesus, perfect passive participle of caedō ("I cut down, hew").

    Full definition of caesura

    Noun

    caesura

    (plural caesuras or caesurae)
    1. A pause or interruption in a poem, music, building or other work of art.
    2. In Classical prosody, using two words to divide a metrical foot.
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