Translation of interval in Spanish:

interval

Pronunciation: /ˈɪntərvəl; ˈɪntəvəl/

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 (time) intervalo (masculine) lucid intervals intervalos de lucidez at regular/irregular intervals a intervalos regulares/irregulares at intervals of 20 minutes, at 20-minute intervals a intervalos de 20 minutos the interval(s) between their visits grew longer cada vez espaciaban más sus visitas bright/sunny intervals [Meteorol] intervalos soleados/de sol
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    • The sunny weather somehow morphed into gales, bright sunny intervals, a thunderstorm that would not have been out of place in the tropics and light showers.
    • It was a very showery day yesterday, with a number of heavy downpours between sunny intervals.
    • Be committed to eating smaller meals at regular intervals.
    1.2 (distance) intervalo (masculine), espacio (masculine) at regular intervals along the road a intervalos or espacios regulares a lo largo de la carretera at intervals of 15 yards, at 15-yard intervals a intervalos de 15 yardas
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    • There was nothing in the four feet wide gap but windowless knobbed doors spaced at even intervals; none of them had a label in which to portray the doors' purposes.
    • A well-trodden path wends its way around the water - apart from a spot where a small natural wood hugs the shoreline - and sturdy platforms are spaced at regular intervals.
    • Six hundred giant pylons, spaced at 300 metre intervals, are needed simply to carry the weight of the massive 400,000 volt power lines.
  • 2 (pause) (British English/inglés británico) [Cinema/Cine] [Music/Música] intermedio (masculine); (British English/inglés británico) [Theater/Teatro] entreacto (masculine), intermedio (masculine); [Sport/Deporte] descanso (masculine), medio tiempo (masculine), entretiempo (masculine) (Chile) the scores were level at the interval el marcador estaba igualado al terminar el primer tiempo
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    • Basically, interval training alternates short bursts of higher-intensity exercise with intervals of slower activity that allow the body a little break.
    • Whether you choose to run, cycle, swim or use cardiovascular gym equipment, break up a 30 minute workout with intervals of hard activity so that you push yourself just beyond your comfort zone.
    • However, if the pause intervals are too long, physiological systems will not be stressed enough to induce a training effect.
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    • Performances were divided into five acts separated by intervals during which music was played.
    • And after the interval comes some of the fiercest theatrical drumming I've heard since Ariane Mnouchkine's production of The Oresteia.
    • The string quartet will play during the reception and there will be a licensed bar during the interval and throughout the performance.
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    • They were unfortunate not to have held the lead at the interval, after matching the lively home side in most aspects of play.
    • Play was on the halfway line when the interval came, with France leading by two goal points.
    • But if that goal seconds before the interval left the game poised on a knife edge it was nothing compared to what followed in the opening 13 minutes of the second period.

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