Translation of hiatus in Spanish:
noun/nombre (plural -tuses)
- 1.1 (in conversation etc) [formal] paréntesis (masculine) [formal], pausa (feminine)Example sentences1.2 [Linguistics/Lingüística] [Literat] hiato (masculine)
- The bombing raids were resumed after a brief hiatus on Friday.
- Apologies for the brief hiatus in commentary, as I watch Wayne Rooney score England's third.
- After a brief hiatus he put a new band together and came out of the recording studio with this collection of songs.
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