- 1A pause or break: he was granted an intermission in his studies [mass noun]: the daily work goes on without intermissionMore example sentences
interval, interlude, entr'acte, break, recess, pause, rest, respite, breathing space, lull, gap, stop, stoppage, halt; cessation, suspension, stopping, pausing, breaking off, discontinuationAustralian/New Zealand • informal smoko• archaic surcease
- Vacation literally means an intermission, a period of rest, a break from routine, a time for recreation or a pause from work.
- It is also important to leave time for discussion during the activity, through the use of predetermined or spontaneous pauses or intermissions.
- You may have to take an intermission for a pee break around track 10, but if you crank it loud enough (which you'll want to) you won't miss a beat.
- 1.1An interval between parts of a play, film, or concert.More example sentences
- A show is structured differently from a film, with an intermission planned in the middle.
- Yet should one recommend a play for its intermission?
- If one complaint can be made, it's the fact that an intermission had to be inserted smack dab in the middle of this blistering musical celebration.
late Middle English: from Latin intermissio(n-), from the verb intermittere (see intermit).