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cesura

[suh-zhoo r-uh, -zoo r-uh, siz-yoo r-uh]
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noun, plural ce·su·ras, ce·su·rae [suh-zhoo r-ee, -zoo r-ee, siz-yoo r-ee] /səˈʒʊər i, -ˈzʊər i, sɪzˈyʊər i/.
  1. caesura.
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Related formsce·su·ral, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • The cesura is to vary, but not from a fundamentally medial position.

    English Verse

    Raymond MacDonald Alden, Ph.D.

  • The Cesura is called masculine when it follows an accented syllable.

    English Verse

    Raymond MacDonald Alden, Ph.D.

  • There is far more divergence of judgment in the recognition of the cesura.

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    Raymond MacDonald Alden, Ph.D.

  • The "epic" cesura is quite as characteristic of dramatic blank verse as of epic.

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    Raymond MacDonald Alden, Ph.D.

  • It is an element of the same character, then, as the cesura, though not bearing the same name.

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    Raymond MacDonald Alden, Ph.D.


British Dictionary definitions for cesura

cesura

noun plural -ras or -rae (-riː)
  1. prosody a variant spelling of caesura
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Derived Formscesural, adjective
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