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American English: /pɔz/
British English: /pɔːz/

Translation of pause in Spanish:


  • 1.1 (gap, interval) without pause
    sin interrupción
    there was a pause in the conversation
    hubo una pausa or se hizo un silencio en la conversación
    there will now be a pause for light refreshments
    ahora haremos una pausa para tomar un refrigerio
    to give (somebody) pause (for thought)
    Example sentences
    • It's a text without spacing, a speech without pause for breath.
    • I heard the shower stop, a brief pause, then the whirr of an electric toothbrush started up.
    • After a brief pause, it stopped momentarily on another tree.
    1.2 (Music)
    Example sentences
    • In the 5th Symphony he dispenses with the pause before the finale.
    • There are a few pauses in the Allegro moderato and the final movement is quite thrilling in its peroration.
    • Top it off with arrhythmic choruses drenched in vocoder effects and music pauses, and you have the blueprint for the entire album.

intransitive verb

  • (in speech)
    hacer una pausa
    (in movement)
    to pause for breath
    parar para recobrar el aliento
    Example sentences
    • They wandered about a little while, pausing briefly to pull on their boots.
    • He might pause at the office briefly before leaving for the day.
    • She pulled the wrapping paper from the gift, pausing only briefly at the nondescript box.

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    In some Andean countries, particularly Chile, onces is a light meal eaten between five and six p.m., the equivalent of "afternoon tea" in Britain. In Colombia, on the other hand, onces is a light snack eaten between breakfast and lunch. It is also known as mediasnueves.