[ klaw-zhuh-luh ]

noun,plural clau·su·lae [klaw-zhuh-lee]. /ˈklɔ ʒəˌli/. Music.
  1. an ornamented cadence especially in early Renaissance music.

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

Words Nearby clausula Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024