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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)

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.

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."