Definition of

Caesura

  1. (noun, communication) a break or pause (usually for sense) in the middle of a verse line
  2. (noun, time) a pause or interruption (as in a conversation)

via WordNet, Princeton University

Alternate forms of Caesura

Derivations: caesural

Hypernyms: break, inflection, intermission, interruption, pause, prosody, suspension

Origin of the word Caesura

  1. 1550s, from L. caesura, "metrical pause," lit. "a cutting," from pp. stem of c?dere "to cut down" (see cement). more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Caesura

caesar, caesarea, cager, cairo, car, caraway, care, career, carew, carrere, carrier, carry, carry away, carya, cascara, cashier, cassirer, cassiri, cassowary, causerie, cer, cere, cero, chair

via soundex() Hash Matches

Note: If you're looking to improve your vocabulary right now, we highly recommend Ultimate Vocabulary Software.

Word of the Moment

Crystal Oscillator

an oscillator that produces electrical oscillations at a frequency determined by the physical characteristics of a piezoelectric quartz crystal