Pronunciation: (si-zhoor'u, -zoor'u, siz-yoor'u), [key]
pl. cae•su•ras, cae•su•raePronunciation: (si-zhoor'ē, -zoor'ē, siz-yoor'ē). [key]

1. Pros.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.
2. Class. Pros.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.
3. any break, pause, or interruption. Also,cesura.

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