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Definition of intermission noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [countable, uncountable]
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  1. 1a short period of time between the parts of a play, movie, etc. Coffee was served during the intermission. After intermission, the second band played.
  2. 2a period of time during which something stops before continuing again This state of affairs lasted without intermission for a hundred years.
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