Meaning of INTERVAL in English

■ noun

1》 an intervening time or space.

2》 a pause or break.

↘ Brit. a period of time separating parts of a theatrical or musical performance or a sports match.

3》 a space between two things; a gap.

4》 the difference in pitch between two sounds.


at ~s with time or spaces between, not continuously.


~lic adjective


ME: from OFr. entrevalle , based on L. ~lum 'space between ramparts, ~'.

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