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cesura

[suh-zhoo r-uh, -zoo r-uh, siz-yoo r-uh] /səˈʒʊər ə, -ˈzʊər ə, sɪzˈyʊər ə/
noun, plural cesuras, cesurae
[suh-zhoo r-ee, -zoo r-ee, siz-yoo r-ee] /səˈʒʊər i, -ˈzʊər i, sɪzˈyʊər i/ (Show IPA)
1.
Related forms
cesural, adjective
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Historical Examples
  • The cesura is called masculine when it follows an accented syllable.

    English Verse Raymond MacDonald Alden, Ph.D.
  • The cesura is to vary, but not from a fundamentally medial position.

    English Verse Raymond MacDonald Alden, Ph.D.
  • There is far more divergence of judgment in the recognition of the cesura.

    English Verse Raymond MacDonald Alden, Ph.D.
  • The "epic" cesura is quite as characteristic of dramatic blank verse as of epic.

    English Verse Raymond MacDonald Alden, Ph.D.
  • It is an element of the same character, then, as the cesura, though not bearing the same name.

    English Verse Raymond MacDonald Alden, Ph.D.
  • It coincides less closely than the cesura with syntactical and rhetorical pauses.

    English Verse Raymond MacDonald Alden, Ph.D.
  • In general, the modern use of the alexandrine is characterized by increased freedom in the placing of the cesura.

    English Verse Raymond MacDonald Alden, Ph.D.
British Dictionary definitions for cesura

cesura

/sɪˈzjʊərə/
noun (pl) -ras, -rae (-riː)
1.
(prosody) a variant spelling of caesura
Derived Forms
cesural, adjective
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