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clausula

[ klaw-zhuh-luh ]
/ ˈklɔ ʒə lə /
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noun, plural clau·su·lae [klaw-zhuh-lee]. /ˈklɔ ʒəˌli/. Music.
an ornamented cadence especially in early Renaissance music.
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Origin of clausula

<Latin: a closing, conclusion, equivalent to claus(us) (past participle of claudere to close) + -ula-ule

OTHER WORDS FROM clausula

clau·su·lar, adjective
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