American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act of intermitting or the state of being intermitted.
- n. A respite or recess.
- n. The period between the acts of a theatrical or musical performance. See Synonyms at pause.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of intermitting, or the state of being intermitted; temporary cessation; pause: as, to labor without intermission; intermission of the pulse.
- n. In medicine, the temporary cessation or subsidence of a disease, as fever; interval between paroxysms. Intermission is an entire cessation, as distinguished from remission or abatement of fever.
- n. Period of cessation; an intervening time; interval; specifically, recess at school.
- n. Interference.
- n. Synonyms and Rest, Suspension, etc. (see stop, n.), interval, interruption, respite.
- n. A break between two performances or sessions, such as at a concert, play, seminar, or religious assembly.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act or the state of intermitting; the state of being neglected or disused; disuse; discontinuance.
- n. Cessation for a time; an intervening period of time; an interval; a temporary pause
- n. The short period between acts of a play, concert, opera, or other public performance when the audience may leave their seats for refreshment; -- it usually lasts from 10 to 20 minutes.
- n. (Med.) The temporary cessation or subsidence of a fever; the space of time between the paroxysms of a disease.
Intermissionis an entire cessation, as distinguished from remission, or abatement of fever.
- n. obsolete Intervention; interposition.
- n. the act of suspending activity temporarily
- n. a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something
“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.”
“They really want to get you out of there by dark, too, so the intermission is short and the pacing moves along at a really good clip.”
“I hate to wait on the finale but it would be an incredibly long … like 2 hour 10 min intermission and the remaining two hour … one movie.”
“La Bete, performed without an intermission, is a monologist's dream.”
“And 20 minutes intermission is too long for a show that starts at 8, especially if they hold a raffle at the end of it.”
“Upstairs, humor returns, with Gary Rough's show, called "Mantel-piece," which includes a TV set permanently displaying the word intermission while the theme from "Lawrence of Arabia" drones from the speakers.”
“The curse of five-act structure. * g* The intermission is not in the middle.)”
“But when Mark Russell used the term at intermission, he was referring to the show's well-maneuvered migration from a downtown cellar to a commercial Broadway house.”
“Certain that her mother had finally called an intermission and was prepared to listen, India decided to tell all.”
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