Synonyms for intermission

Grammar : Noun
Spell : in-ter-mish-uh n
Phonetic Transcription : ˌɪn tərˈmɪʃ ən

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Définition of intermission

Origin :
  • early 15c., from Latin intermissionem (nominative intermissio) "interruption," noun of action from past participle stem of intermittere "to leave off," from inter- "between" (see inter-) + mittere "let go, send" (see mission).
  • Intermission is used in U.S. for what we call an interval (in a musical or dramatic performance). Under the influence of LOVE OF THE LONG WORD, it is beginning to infiltrate here and should be repelled; our own word does very well. [H.W. Fowler, "Modern English Usage," 1926]
  • noun break, recess
Example sentences :
  • This was at the intermission after the first act of "The Beggars" opera.
  • Extract from : « How the Piano Came to Be » by Ellye Howell Glover
  • The three Sans had spent their intermission talking to Leslie.
  • Extract from : « Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore » by Pauline Lester
  • At the noon intermission, therefore, my boat was available for use, and I always had a party.
  • Extract from : « Breaking Away » by Oliver Optic
  • If the interludes are retained there need not be any intermission in the whole drama.
  • Extract from : « The Buddha » by Paul Carus
  • Sam occupied the intermission by staring furtively at her profile.
  • Extract from : « The Girl on the Boat » by Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
  • After intermission they come sneakin' in by twos and threes to hit up their cigarettes.
  • Extract from : « Torchy » by Sewell Ford
  • It was half-past nine when an intermission was called for refreshments to be served.
  • Extract from : « The Girl Scouts' Good Turn » by Edith Lavell
  • The rain had almost ceased, an intermission which would not be of long duration.
  • Extract from : « Nan Sherwood at Pine Camp » by Annie Roe Carr
  • Eat punctually at noon intermission; enjoy your meal and its after effects.
  • Extract from : « Civics and Health » by William H. Allen
  • In the midst of rage and massacre, pleasure knew no intermission.
  • Extract from : « Historic Tales, Volume 11 (of 15) » by Charles Morris

Antonyms for intermission

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