intermission intermission  /ˌɪn tər ˈmɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the act of suspending activity temporarily
  2. (n) a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something

Usage(s):

  1. If Act I is consensual sex as an adult with your dad and Act II is making a meal of your grandmother's ashes, then we're sticking around through intermission.
  2. The Woman's Symphony Orchestra of Chicago played three works competently before the intermission.
  3. During intermission, after the lecturer's spiel, they help him hawk pamphlets on sex.

News

  1. 'Shining City' shines on Broadway

    Running time: 90 minutes, with no intermission. Tickets: $26 to $80. Theater: Biltmore, 261 W. 47th St. Calls: 212-239-6200. Everything is right about "Shining City," Conor McPherson's fantastic new play that opened last night at the Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway venue, the Biltmore Theatre.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Journal News

  2. A pale revival of "Jacques Brel ... "

    If you go... What: "Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris." Running time: 2 hours, including one intermission. Ticket price: $65. Theater: The Zipper, 336 W. 37th St.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Journal News

  3. USA Cruises Past Panama In World Cup Qualifier

    Jozy Altidore and Eddie Johnson scored on either side of the intermission on Tuesday as the United States cruised to a 2-0 victory over Panama in 2014 World Cup qualifying at CenturyLink Field.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: CBS Dallas - Fort Worth

Quotes

  1. "Just get us to the intermission, we'll work on it then," crew chief Steve Addington replied.
    on May 18, 2008 By: Steve Addington Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "I think the (first period) intermission woke us up," Spezza said. "We knew we would not beat these guys if we played like we did in the first period and we had a great second and third period."
    on May 5, 2007 By: Jason Spezza Source: USA Today

  3. "During the second intermission, we regrouped," Fritsche said. "We knew what we had to do - we had to go out there and take over the game."
    on Jan 26, 2007 By: Dan Fritsche Source: Forbes

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