The rest period between halves of a football game, basketball game, etc.
Webster's New World
(UK) Alternative spelling of half time.
(American football) The halftime show, the primary "light" entertainment of a game, after the second quarter when players can physically recover, coaches can berate players with a pep talk, bets can be doubled, etc.
Other Word Forms of Halftime
Halftime Sentence Examples
During the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show, Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake took to the stage to perform a few numbers together.
Timberlake and Janet Jackson performed during the halftime show of the Super Bowl in February 2004.
Just before the stroke of halftime the curse of ankle injuries struck again, Higdon suffered this time by landing funny on his ankle.
During the 2005 Orange Bowl halftime show, Ashlee Simpson performed the song "La La" to a less than enthusiastic crowd.
Janet Jackson set the stage for a plethora of female celebrity wardrobe malfunctions and "nip slips," during her now-legendary performance with Justin Timberlake at the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show.