Definitions

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  • n. The conclusion of a passage; cadence.
  • n. The close or end of a historical period; clause.

Etymologies

From Latin clausula. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • Stephen Fry: 'I was taught by classical scholars and grew up on poets, dramatists and novelists who knew the classics as intimately as most people of my generation know the Beatles and the Stones. Without knowing it therefore, heroic Ciceronian clausulae and elaborate Tacitan litotes can always be found in the English of people like me.'

    According to dictionary.com it's 'an ornamented cadence esp. in early Renaissance music'.

    November 4, 2008