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
Historical Examples of 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
The caesural pause comes after Ector, which might allow the intrusion of the word of before king.
noun plural -ras or -rae (-riː)
Word Origin for caesura
1550s, from Latin caesura, "metrical pause," literally "a cutting," from past participle stem of caedere "to cut down" (see -cide).