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1A pause or break.‘he was granted an intermission in his studies’mass noun ‘the daily work goes on without intermission’
interval, interlude, entr'acte, break, recess, pause, rest, respite, breathing space, lull, gap, stop, stoppage, haltView synonyms
- ‘Students studying at Monash on a student visa can only apply for an intermission if they have a medical condition or there is a serious illness in the family.’
- ‘You may wish to request a period of intermission from your course if you become ill and are unable to undertake your course.’
- ‘Vacation literally means an intermission, a period of rest, a break from routine, a time for recreation or a pause from work.’
- ‘If you are a candidate for a doctoral degree or masters by research, you may apply for an intermission of studies.’
- ‘During the intermission you are considered to be a student of the university for the period of the intermission.’
- ‘There were no regular time schedules for classes and no intermissions between them.’
- ‘It is also important to leave time for discussion during the activity, through the use of predetermined or spontaneous pauses or intermissions.’
- ‘Typically, approximately ten intermissions are produced each cycle having a duration of approximately 0.8 m seconds.’
- ‘Your intermission will not be approved until this has been done.’
- ‘You may have to take an intermission for a pee break around track 10, but if you crank it loud enough (which you'll want to) you won't miss a beat.’
- 1.1 An interval between parts of a play, film, or concert.
interlude, entr'acte, break, recess, pause, gapView synonyms
- ‘Usually the films are shown in Indian cinemas with a lengthy intermission between the two parts.’
- ‘Grab your food and drink during commercials and leave your bathroom visits for intermissions or halftimes.’
- ‘First onstage following the intermission was a single dancer wearing a flight attendant's uniform.’
- ‘During the intermission we both left the studio theatre for a jar and a smoke.’
- ‘I am not quite sure what was Rose's dilemma; mine was whether or not to leave at intermission.’
- ‘Then, after the intermission, the curtain parted and The Band appeared.’
- ‘There in Germany, they still had intermissions for movies.’
- ‘During intermission, Michael and Ashley visited the backstage area, where the musicians rested until the finale of the concert.’
- ‘Refreshments will be available before and after the concert, and during intermission.’
- ‘I only did that with 3 or 4 minutes left to go in the intermission.’
- ‘In the intermission of the premiere, the guests looked distinctly sheepish.’
- ‘And then, after the intermission, the puppets take the stage.’
- ‘A show is structured differently from a film, with an intermission planned in the middle.’
- ‘At the intermission I asked my mum how she enjoyed it.’
- ‘If one complaint can be made, it's the fact that an intermission had to be inserted smack dab in the middle of this blistering musical celebration.’
- ‘Either it's an instant hit with playgoers or it leaves them scratching their head during intermission.’
- ‘At the intermission, Murai came backstage and toweled off his glistening face.’
- ‘Yet should one recommend a play for its intermission?’
- ‘Sam could only guess the auditorium was packed, judging by the noise during intermissions.’
- ‘Remember how long movies used to have intermissions?’
Late Middle English: from Latin intermissio(n-), from the verb intermittere (see intermit).
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