IPA: sˈækˈeɪd


  • (rare) A sudden jerking movement.
  • A rapid jerky movement of the eye (voluntary or involuntary) from one focus to another.
  • The act of checking a horse quickly with a single strong pull of the reins.
  • (music) The sounding of two violin strings together by using a sudden strong pressure of the bow.


  • (of the eye, intransitive) To make a rapid jerking movement to focus elsewhere.

Examples of "saccade" in Sentences

  • See saccade for more info on how that works.
  • Saccadic masking is not fully related to the saccade itself.
  • It is also referred to as saccadomania or reflexive saccade.
  • Saccades are quick, simultaneous movements of both eyes in the same direction.

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