Definition of ceasefire in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsēsˌfī(ə)r/


1A temporary suspension of fighting, typically one during which peace talks take place; a truce.
Example sentences
  • War with people who break their ceasefire agreements is the default position.
  • Amid great excitement, the government and rebels reached a ceasefire agreement at the beginning of last year.
  • The Good Friday 1998 power sharing agreement led to a ceasefire by most of the paramilitary organisations.
1.1An order or signal to stop fighting.

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Syllabification: cease·fire

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