noun clau·su·la \ˈklȯzhələ\

Definition of clausula



  1. 1 :  a rhythmic close or terminal cadence especially in ancient and medieval Latin prose rhythm — see cursus

  2. 2 in medieval music :  an ornamented cadence or close

  3. 3 :  a composition in descant style developed from a melismatic phrase of plainsong


\-lə(r)\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of clausula

Medieval Latin, from Latin, end, close of a rhetorical period, from clausus, past participle of claudere to close — more at close

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a brief usually trivial fact

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