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interval

in·ter·val

interval

 
 
pronunciation:
In tr vl
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the period of time between two events or situations.
He was born during the interval between the two world wars.
synonyms:
interim, interlude
similar words:
entr'acte, intermission, interregnum, lull, season, space, spell
definition 2: a space between objects or measured points.
There must be an exact interval between railroad ties.
synonyms:
distance, gap, interstice, opening, separation, void
similar words:
breach, jump, lacuna, space
definition 3: a pause in activities or events.
We left our seats to get something to drink during the interval between acts.
synonyms:
break, interregnum, letup, pause, suspension
similar words:
breather, hiatus, intermission, interruption, lull, recess, respite, rest, time-out
definition 4: the difference in pitch between two musical notes.
The notes of the harmony are at an interval of a fifth above the melody notes.
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derivation: intervallic (adj.)
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