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1[usually in singular] A pause or gap in a sequence, series, or process.‘there was a brief hiatus in the war with France’
pause, break, interval, interruption, suspension, intermission, interlude, gap, lacuna, lull, rest, respite, breathing space, time outView synonyms
- ‘A welcome hiatus in proceedings gives me a chance to check my emails.’
- ‘After taking a one-year hiatus to choose a new director, the festival is expected to continue.’
- ‘There was about a three-month hiatus, of course, while boats were being fixed and repaired.’
- ‘After a brief hiatus he put a new band together and came out of the recording studio with this collection of songs.’
- ‘After a long hiatus he has recently begun writing poetry again, in his late seventies.’
- ‘The bombing raids were resumed after a brief hiatus on Friday.’
- ‘Very little of the film is revealed other than that it is the return of Chaplin after a ten-year hiatus.’
- ‘After a hiatus of a few years, a group of like-minded researchers came together with the aim of reinvigorating the Network.’
- ‘After a two-year hiatus, rumor has it that Rodman is serious about making a comeback.’
- ‘Apologies for the brief hiatus in commentary, as I watch Wayne Rooney score England's third.’
- ‘After a six-year hiatus from the Scottish Leagues, David Irons was back.’
- ‘At one stage it looked as if the impasse could lead to a hiatus in Eurofighter production, threatening more than 1,000 jobs.’
- ‘The project eventually went ahead after a five-week hiatus.’
- ‘But the talks were resumed at the end of last year after a four-year hiatus.’
- ‘Juliana Hatfield has returned to solo work after a four-year hiatus.’
- ‘Air traffic picked up substantially over Thanksgiving after a two-month hiatus.’
- ‘The bilateral normalization talks will be resumed after a two-year hiatus.’
- ‘It appears that Harry has returned to blogging, after a long hiatus.’
- ‘The Legislative Assembly of Ontario is finally meeting again after a hiatus of four-and-a-half months.’
- ‘There was a one-week hiatus between closing in Edmonton and opening in Calgary.’
- 1.1Grammar Prosody A break between two vowels coming together but not in the same syllable, as in the ear and cooperate.
Mid 16th century (originally denoting a physical gap or opening): from Latin, literally gaping from hiare gape.
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