Definition of change of pace in US English:

change of pace


North American
  • A change from what one is used to.

    ‘the magenta is a change of pace from traditional red’
    • ‘Going for a small change of pace, she used little peanut butter candies instead of chocolate chips.’
    • ‘It's a nice change of pace from what we normally get at this time of the year.’
    • ‘Shuffling off to Queens when you were expecting to spend a day in Manhattan is quite a change of pace.’
    • ‘Getting a taste of watching Robby, rather than competing myself, was quite a change of pace.’
    • ‘With so many of us wanting to stay close to home now, why not attend one of the many home and garden shows in your area for a change of pace.’
    • ‘Although she knew it was dangerous, Lichen couldn't help but be a little grateful for the change of pace.’
    • ‘I don't often get invited out to speak on contracts, so for me it is a refreshing change of pace.’
    • ‘With the summer quickly approaching, I'm sure many will be looking for a change of pace in their field of employment.’
    • ‘I was off to rest camp in southern Italy for a week and a nice change of pace.’
    • ‘I was impressed with the way she ran the class: the right mixture of speaking and listening, with changes of pace throughout.’