Definition of hiatus in English:

hiatus

Line breaks: hia¦tus
Pronunciation: /hʌɪˈeɪtəs
 
/

noun (plural hiatuses)

[usually in singular]

Derivatives

hiatal

adjective

Origin

mid 16th century (originally denoting a physical gap): from Latin, literally 'gaping', from hiare 'gape'.

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