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Definition of "intermission" []

  • The act of intermitting or the state of being intermitted. (noun)
  • A respite or recess. (noun)
  • The period between the acts of a theatrical or musical performance. See Synonyms at pause. (noun)
  • An interval, as between parts of a film (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A period between events or activities; pause (noun)
  • The act of intermitting or the state of being intermitted (noun)

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Use "intermission" in a sentence
  • "La Bete, performed without an intermission, is a monologist's dream."
  • "Before the intermission is over … can somebody pass me the popcorn?"
  • "I find it especially jarring that the preview would feature animation taken from drive-in intermission reels."