noun, plural cae·su·ras, cae·su·rae [si-zhoo r-ee, -zoo r-ee, siz-yoo r-ee] /sɪˈʒʊər i, -ˈzʊər i, sɪzˈyʊər i/.
Origin of caesura
Examples from the Web for caesural
May I say that it is a little sing-songy—the lines monotonously alike in their caesural pauses and some of their other features?The Letters of Ambrose Bierce|Ambrose Bierce
The caesural pause comes after Ector, which might allow the intrusion of the word of before king.Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems|Geoffrey Chaucer
British Dictionary definitions for caesural
noun plural -ras or -rae (-riː)
Word Origin for caesura
Word Origin and History for caesural
1550s, from Latin caesura, "metrical pause," literally "a cutting," from past participle stem of caedere "to cut down" (see -cide).