from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A break between two performances or sessions, such as at a concert, play, seminar, or religious assembly.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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. The temporary cessation or subsidence of a fever; the space of time between the paroxysms of a disease. Intermission is an entire cessation, as distinguished from
remission, or abatement of fever.
- n. Intervention; interposition.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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.