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clausula

[klaw-zhuh-luh]
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noun, plural clau·su·lae [klaw-zhuh-lee] /ˈklɔ ʒəˌli/. Music.
  1. 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
Related formsclau·su·lar, adjective
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