Pause vs. Hiatus

Pause vs. Hiatus — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Pause and Hiatus

Pauseverb

To cease or suspend an action temporarily

She paused in her piano exercises to listen for the baby.

Hiatusnoun

A gap or interruption in space, time, or continuity; a break

"We are likely to be disconcerted by ... hiatuses of thought" (Edmund Wilson).

Pauseverb

To hesitate

He paused before replying.

Hiatusnoun

(Linguistics) A slight pause that occurs when two immediately adjacent vowels in consecutive syllables are pronounced, as in reality and naive.

Pauseverb

To linger; tarry

We paused for a while under the huge oak tree.

Hiatusnoun

(Anatomy) A separation, aperture, fissure, or short passage in an organ or body part.

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Pauseverb

To cease or suspend the action of temporarily; stop for an interim

paused the printer to add more paper.paused the DVD with the remote.

Hiatusnoun

A gap in a series, making it incomplete.

Pausenoun

A break, stop, or rest, often for a calculated purpose or effect

After a dramatic pause, the lawyer finished her summation.

Hiatusnoun

An interruption, break or pause.

Pausenoun

A delay or suspended reaction, as from uncertainty; a hesitation

After a pause the audience broke into cheers.

Hiatusnoun

An unexpected break from work.

Twenty one pilots’ hiatus seems like it‘s never going to end.
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Pausenoun

Delay or hesitation

spoke without pause for an hour.

Hiatusnoun

(geology) A gap in geological strata.

Pausenoun

Reason for hesitation

The immensity of the task gives one pause.

Hiatusnoun

(anatomy) An opening in an organ.

Hiatus aorticus is an opening in the diaphragm through which aorta and thoracic duct pass.

Pausenoun

(Music) A sign, such as a fermata, indicating that a note or rest is to be held.

Hiatusnoun

(linguistics) A syllable break between two vowels, without an intervening consonant. (Compare diphthong.)

Words like reality and naïve contain vowels in hiatus.

Pausenoun

A break or rest in a line of poetry; a caesura.

Hiatusnoun

an interruption in the intensity or amount of something

Pausenoun

A control mechanism on an audio or video player that halts the playing of a recording and permits playing to be easily resumed from the same point.

Hiatusnoun

a missing piece (as a gap in a manuscript)

Pauseverb

(intransitive) To take a temporary rest, take a break for a short period after an effort.

Hiatusnoun

a natural opening or perforation through a bone or a membranous structure

Pauseverb

(intransitive) To interrupt an activity and wait.

When telling the scary story, he paused for effect.

Pauseverb

(intransitive) To hesitate; to hold back; to delay.

Pauseverb

(transitive) To halt the play or playback of, temporarily, so that it can be resumed from the same point.

to pause a song, a video, or a computer game

Pauseverb

To consider; to reflect.

Pausenoun

A temporary stop or rest; an intermission of action; interruption; suspension; cessation.

Pausenoun

A short time for relaxing and doing something else.

Pausenoun

Hesitation; suspense; doubt.

Pausenoun

In writing and printing, a mark indicating the place and nature of an arrest of voice in reading; a punctuation mark.

Teach the pupil to mind the pauses.

Pausenoun

A break or paragraph in writing.

Pausenoun

(music) A sign indicating continuance of a note or rest.

Pausenoun

alternative spelling of Pause||a button that pauses or resumes something

Pausenoun

take pause: hesitate; give pause: cause to hesitate

Pausenoun

a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something

Pausenoun

temporary inactivity

Pauseverb

interrupt temporarily an activity before continuing;

The speaker paused

Pauseverb

cease an action temporarily;

We pause for station identificationlet's break for lunch