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interval

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Music
intervalin‧ter‧val /ˈɪntəvəl $ -tər-/ ●●○ W3 AWL noun [countable]  1 PAUSEthe period of time between two events, activities etc He left the room, returning after a short interval with a message.interval between The interval between arrest and trial can be up to six months.2 sunny/bright intervals3 at weekly/20-minute etc intervals4 at regular intervals5 British EnglishPAUSE a short period of time between the parts of a play, concert etc syn intermission American English We can get some drinks in the interval.6 technicalAPM the amount of difference in pitch between two musical notes
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intervalAfter a five-minute interval, if the baby is still crying, go back and check on her.interval betweenThe intervals between the passing cars increased.
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