Intermission definition

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A break between two performances or sessions, such as at a concert, play, seminar, or religious assembly.
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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.

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An interval between periods of activity, as between the acts of a play.
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An intermitting or being intermitted; interruption.
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An interval of time between periods of activity; extended pause, as between acts of a play.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
intermission
Plural:
intermissions

Origin of intermission

  • Middle English intermissioun from Old French intermission from Latin intermissiō intermissiōn- from intermissus past participle of intermittere to interrupt intermit

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition