Translation of pause in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /pɔːz/


  • 1.1 (gap, interval) pausa (feminine) 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 (sb) pause (for thought) dar* que pensar (a algn)
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    • 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/Música] pausa (feminine)
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    • 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/verbo intransitivo

  • (in speech) hacer* una pausa; (in movement) detenerse* to pause for breath parar para recobrar el aliento

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