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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A break or pause (usually for sense) in the middle of a verse line; A pause or interruption (as in a conversation).

Usage examples (34)
  • After an ominous caesura the preacher continued
  • A dissyllable or trisyllable precedes the caesura.
  • Four lines, twelve syllables trochaic, caesura at seventh syllable.
  • Another caesura very common in Homer, but rare in Latin verse, is after the for more
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