saccade

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French saccade.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

saccade (plural saccades)

  1. (rare) A sudden jerking movement.
  2. A rapid jerky movement of the eye (voluntary or involuntary) from one focus to another.
    • 1993, Will Self, My Idea of Fun:
      He added the bill with a single saccade of his pulsing eyes.
    • 2000, Tim Radford, The Guardian, 21 Nov 2000:
      Then 130 milliseconds or thousandths of a second later, each made a "saccade" - an extremely fast eye movement - to roughly where the ball was likely to bounce.
  3. The act of checking a horse quickly with a single strong pull of the reins.
  4. (music) The sounding of two violin strings together by using a sudden strong pressure of the bow.

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Verb[edit]

saccade (third-person singular simple present saccades, present participle saccading, simple past and past participle saccaded)

  1. (of the eye) To make a rapid jerking movement to focus elsewhere.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French saquer or the Spanish cognate sacar.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

saccade f (plural saccades)

  1. a jerk (jerking movement).
  2. a rapid jerky movement of the eye (voluntary or involuntary) from one focus to another.
  3. the act of checking a horse quickly with a single strong pull of the reins.

Verb[edit]

saccade

  1. first-person singular present indicative of saccader
  2. third-person singular present indicative of saccader
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of saccader
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of saccader
  5. second-person singular imperative of saccader

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