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Definition of "caesural" [cæ•su•ral]

  • Of or pertaining to a caesura. (adjective)

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Use "caesural" in a sentence
  • "Often there are pauses within a bar, just as literary poets often include caesural breaks within their lines."
  • "This applies especially to poetry, which demands, in order to preserve the rhythm, that the caesural pause should not be slighted, and that there should be a more or less marked pause at the end of each line:"
  • "The rhythm and the grouping appear to be at variance; but the difficulty is easily overcome by making the caesural pause shorter than the pause after "heather" which introduces the group, and at the same time, by not allowing the voice to fall on the word "spot.""