Definition of caesural in US English:

caesural

adjective

  • See caesura

    • ‘In this, the repetition of ‘one man’ after the caesural pause becomes a sort of pleading, auditory hammer, asserting an individuality even as it knocks itself right out.’
    • ‘Among other things, it mentions the caesural pause as a device for finishing an imperfect foot.’
    • ‘Influenced by Italian verse, he sophisticated the stanza form, experimenting with caesural variation and applying the stanza to new subjects.’
    • ‘The caesural play offers a good example of plasticity as a value: plasticity here embodies the forces that make an apparently passive viewer into an active participant in the scene.’
    • ‘In the original the opening strophe, which is altogether more regular than the average and is, moreover, one of the few that have also complete caesural rhyme, is as follows.’