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English noun: caesura

1. caesura (time) a pause or interruption (as in a conversation)

SamplesAfter an ominous caesura the preacher continued.

Broader (hypernym)break, intermission, interruption, pause, suspension

2. caesura (communication) a break or pause (usually for sense) in the middle of a verse line

Broader (hypernym)inflection, prosody

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