noun (plural hiatuses)[usually in singular]
- 1A pause or break in continuity in a sequence or activity: there was a brief hiatus in the war with FranceMore example sentences
- The bombing raids were resumed after a brief hiatus on Friday.
- Apologies for the brief hiatus in commentary, as I watch Wayne Rooney score England's third.
- After a brief hiatus he put a new band together and came out of the recording studio with this collection of songs.
mid 16th century (originally denoting a physical gap): from Latin, literally 'gaping', from hiare 'gape'.