1. a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something
2. temporary inactivity
Sentences with pause as a noun:
- Teach the pupil to mind the pauses.
1. interrupt temporarily an activity before continuing
- The speaker paused
Similar word(s): hesitate
2. cease an action temporarily
- We pause for station identification
Sentences with pause as a verb:
- When telling the scary story, he paused for effect.
- to pause a song, a video, or a computer game