Variant of caesura
- a break or pause in a line of verse: in Greek and Latin verse, the caesura falls within the metrical foot; in English verse, it is usually about the middle of the line and is shown in scanning by the sign ∥
- Music a break or pause in the meter of a composition
Origin: Classical Latin a cutting ; from past participle of caedere, to cut down: see -cide
- caesural adjective
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