intermission

Part of speech: noun

Temporary cessation; a recess; interval.

Part of speech: adjective

Intermissive.

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Usage examples "intermission":

  1. During this intermission Nick skated by himself. - "The Chums of Scranton High at Ice Hockey", Donald Ferguson.
  2. The officers plotted together to hiss her without intermission the next day and for a few days after, and not allow her to play a single part unless she made humble amends for her bad behaviour. - "Abbé Aubain and Mosaics", Prosper Mérimée.
  3. Her spirits seemed to rise during her long drive, and she talked and laughed without intermission. - "Our Bessie", Rosa Nouchette Carey.