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intermission

in·ter·mis·sion

intermission

pronunciation:
In tr mI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a pause or interruption between periods of activity; respite; recess.
The bombing continued through the night without any intermission.
similar words:
abeyance, pause, recess, respite
definition 2: the pause or interval between parts of a play, concert, or other public performance.
The movie was long, and we were glad that there was an intermission.
definition 3: the act of intermitting or temporarily suspending activity.
definition 4: the state of being intermitted or temporarily suspended.