Part of speech:
A period of inactivity, relaxation, or sleep:
A period in the school day during which students are given time to play or relax.
The period during which such a suspension occurs.
Any break in a series or in a continuity; interval
A command to stop
(Law) A witness stand.
The definition of a truce is an agreement between opponents or enemies to temporarily stop fighting.
A halt or stay, as on a trip:
A period of rest or soothing
A period of time. Most often refers to time spent in the military.
(Now Rare) Vacillation or irresolution, esp. over a trivial matter
A gap or break
Hesitate is defined as to pause before deciding, acting or speaking.
To waver is to sway back and forth, show doubt, or to become uncertain in your opinion or planned course of action.
To be a waiter or waitress at:
(Intransitive) To wait; rest in patience or expectation.
To linger or wait close by, esp. in an overprotective, insistent, or anxious way
To cease (from an action); stop; abstain
(Archaic) To delay.
To stop for a while; linger
To continue to live or exist although very close to death or the end
To stay; continue
To wait patiently for:
Interrupt is defined as to stop or cause something to stop for a period of time.
To stop using, doing, etc.; cease; give up
(Music) To continue (a note) into the following chord
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Wobble is defined as to move or cause to move in an unsteady way, to have your voice quiver, or to be unable to commit to a course of action.
To be unable to choose between different courses of action or opinions; waver:
Doubt, waver, be shocked
Falter is defined as to move in an uncertain way or to hesitate in word or action.
An intermitting or being intermitted; interruption
Suspension is defined as a time period during which something temporarily stops or is put on hold.
The definition of hesitation is someone pausing because they're having trouble making a decision or saying something.
A ceasing, or stopping, either forever or for some time
The definition of an armistice is an agreement for a temporary stop to a war.
The time of being adjourned
A stop, halt, or cessation
An intervening episode, feature, or period of time:
The definition of an interval is a space or a period of time between things.
A brief stop or stay at a place in the course of a journey
An interval of time between one event, process, or period and another.
A stopping or being stopped
(Basketball) A successful shot that, despite a foul, is made with a single continuous motion beginning before the foul, and that is therefore valid in certain forms of basketball.
Movement or change from one member of a continuous series to the next:
To decide is defined as to conclude, settle or make a choice.
Find another word for pauses. In this page you can discover 69 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for pauses, like: breaks, rests, respites, recesses, moratoria, interregna, hiatuses, halts, deadlocks, stands and truces.