The definition of an intermission is a brief pause during two periods of activity.
An example of an intermission is a break between two parts of a concert.
- an intermitting or being intermitted; interruption
- an interval of time between periods of activity; extended pause, as between acts of a play
Origin of intermissionClassical Latin intermissio from intermissus, past participle of intermittere
An interval between periods of activity, as between the acts of a play. See Synonyms at pause.
Origin of intermissionMiddle English intermissioun from Old French intermission from Latin intermissiō intermissiōn- from intermissus past participle of intermittere to interrupt ; see intermit .