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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000964.txt from 1997/12

From: "John Joseph O'Neill" <>
Subj: Re: "//" What's my name?
Date: Wed, 24 Dec 1997 16:44:30 -0500

At 10:43 AM 12/23/97 -0500, you wrote:
>I know this prominent marking ["//"] is called [phoenetically!] a
>"cze-szoora"...but [believe it!] none of my dictionaries or other musical
>pubs mention it...or at least I can't find it.
>Would someone give the correct spelling?
>[I can't believe it isn't in the basic musical dictionary...everybody has
>run into "railroad tracks" at some point.]
It is spelled 'Caesura' and it is in Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary.
It is derived from the latin verb 'caedo, caedere, cecidi, caesus,' which
means 'to cut.'

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