Definition of intermission in English:

intermission

noun

  • 1A pause or break.

    ‘he was granted an intermission in his studies’
    ‘the daily work goes on without intermission’
    • ‘If you are a candidate for a doctoral degree or masters by research, you may apply for an intermission of studies.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Vacation literally means an intermission, a period of rest, a break from routine, a time for recreation or a pause from work.’
    • ‘Typically, approximately ten intermissions are produced each cycle having a duration of approximately 0.8 m seconds.’
    • ‘You may wish to request a period of intermission from your course if you become ill and are unable to undertake your course.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It is also important to leave time for discussion during the activity, through the use of predetermined or spontaneous pauses or intermissions.’
    • ‘During the intermission you are considered to be a student of the university for the period of the intermission.’
    • ‘Your intermission will not be approved until this has been done.’
    • ‘There were no regular time schedules for classes and no intermissions between them.’
    interval, interlude, entr'acte, break, recess, pause, rest, respite, breathing space, lull, gap, stop, stoppage, halt
    cessation, suspension, stopping, pausing, breaking off, discontinuation
    let-up, breather, time out, downtime
    smoko
    surcease
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    1. 1.1 An interval between parts of a play, movie, or concert.
      • ‘In the intermission of the premiere, the guests looked distinctly sheepish.’
      • ‘Then, after the intermission, the curtain parted and The Band appeared.’
      • ‘Refreshments will be available before and after the concert, and during intermission.’
      • ‘First onstage following the intermission was a single dancer wearing a flight attendant's uniform.’
      • ‘I am not quite sure what was Rose's dilemma; mine was whether or not to leave at intermission.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘A show is structured differently from a film, with an intermission planned in the middle.’
      • ‘During the intermission we both left the studio theatre for a jar and a smoke.’
      • ‘Usually the films are shown in Indian cinemas with a lengthy intermission between the two parts.’
      • ‘I only did that with 3 or 4 minutes left to go in the intermission.’
      • ‘There in Germany, they still had intermissions for movies.’
      • ‘Sam could only guess the auditorium was packed, judging by the noise during intermissions.’
      • ‘Grab your food and drink during commercials and leave your bathroom visits for intermissions or halftimes.’
      • ‘During intermission, Michael and Ashley visited the backstage area, where the musicians rested until the finale of the concert.’
      • ‘Either it's an instant hit with playgoers or it leaves them scratching their head during intermission.’
      • ‘At the intermission I asked my mum how she enjoyed it.’
      • ‘Yet should one recommend a play for its intermission?’
      • ‘Remember how long movies used to have intermissions?’
      • ‘And then, after the intermission, the puppets take the stage.’
      • ‘At the intermission, Murai came backstage and toweled off his glistening face.’
      interlude, entr'acte, break, recess, pause, gap
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Origin

Late Middle English: from Latin intermissio(n-), from the verb intermittere (see intermit).

Pronunciation:

intermission

/ˌin(t)ərˈmiSHən/