caesura: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (si-zhoor'u, -zoor'u, siz-yoor'u), [key]
— pl. cae•su•ras, cae•su•rae
- a break, esp. a sense pause, usually near the middle of a verse, and marked in scansion by a double vertical line, as in know then thyself ∥ presume not God to scan.
- a division made by the ending of a word within a foot, or sometimes at the end of a foot, esp. in certain recognized places near the middle of a verse.
- any break, pause, or interruption.
- caesura (Thesaurus)