Definition of caesura noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//siˈzjʊərə//
; NAmE NAmE//siˈzjʊrə//
(specialist) Poetry
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a pause near the middle of a line of poetry compare enjambement See related entries: Poetry Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from Latin, from caes- ‘cut’, from the verb caedere.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: caesura