Caesural pause
Caesural C[ae]*su"ral, a. Of or pertaining to a c[ae]sura. [1913 Webster]

{C[ae]sural pause}, a pause made at a c[ae]sura. [1913 Webster] ||


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  • Caesural — C[ae]*su ral, a. Of or pertaining to a c[ae]sura. [1913 Webster] {C[ae]sural pause}, a pause made at a c[ae]sura. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • epic caesura — noun : a feminine caesura following an extra unstressed syllable intruded into accentual iambic meter under cover of the caesural pause which is there longer than usual (as in Shakespeare s “but how of Cawdor? ‖The Thane of Cawdor lives”)… …   Useful english dictionary

  • caesura — caesural, caesuric, adj. /si zhoor euh, zoor euh, siz yoor euh/, n., pl. caesuras, caesurae /si zhoor ee, zoor ee, siz yoor ee/. 1. Pros. a break, esp. a sense pause, usually near the middle of a verse, and marked in scansion by a double vertical …   Universalium

  • caesura — [si zyoor′ə, sizhoor′ə] n. pl. caesuras or caesurae [si zyoor′ē, si zhoor′ē] [L, a cutting < pp. of caedere, to cut down: see CIDE] 1. a break or pause in a line of verse: in Greek and Latin verse, the caesura falls within the metrical foot;… …   English World dictionary

  • caesura — noun (plural suras or caesurae) Etymology: Late Latin, from Latin, act of cutting, from caedere to cut Date: 1556 1. in modern prosody a usually rhetorical break in the flow of sound in the middle of a line of verse 2 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • caesura — [sɪ zjʊərə] noun (in Greek and Latin verse) a break between words within a metrical foot. ↘(in modern verse) a pause near the middle of a line. Derivatives caesural adjective Origin C16: from L., from caes , caedere cut, hew …   English new terms dictionary

  • caesura — /səˈʒurə/ (say suh zhoohruh) noun (plural caesuras or caesurae /səˈʒuri/ (say suh zhoohree)) 1. English Prosody a break, especially a sense pause, usually near the middle of a verse, and marked in scansion by a double vertical line, as in know… …   Australian English dictionary

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