nounpl. -·ras or -·rae
- 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 of caesuraL, a cutting from past participle of caedere, to cut down: see -cide