Synonyms for pause
- breathing space
- breathing spell
- coffee break
- happy hour
- rest period
- time out
Antonyms for pause
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PAUSE
When he entered he had only to pause a moment before he had all the details clearly in mind.
Shall we pause now and turn our back upon the road that lies ahead?
She looked at me reflectively, and said, after a pause, "Because I see it so."
He did not pause to take in the beauty of that face, only its strength.
Even after the shutting of the door behind the prisoner, the pause endured for some moments.
I must have imagined the pause, the inflection; but he has me under surveillance.
"I cannot take it," answered Allis, decisively, after a pause.
It was a pause in Janet's labors that gave the elder first warning of an intruder on his peace.
Then the leader of the orchestra came to his place, and after a pause, the music began.
There was a pause, during which Cartwright busied himself with his papers.
early 15c., from Old French pausee "a pause, interruption" (14c.) and directly from Latin pausa "a halt, stop, cessation," from Greek pausis "stopping, ceasing," from pauein "to stop, to cause to cease," from PIE root *paus- "to leave, desert, cease, stop."