Meaning of CAESURA in English


[] n, pl -suras or -su.rae [LL, fr. L, act of cutting, fr. caedere to cut] (1556) 1 in modern prosody: a usu. rhetorical break in the flow of sound in the middle of a line of verse

2. in Greek and Latin prosody: a break in the flow of sound in a verse caused by the ending of a word within a foot

3: break, interruption

4: a pause marking a rhythmic point of division in a melody -- adj

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