With concerts and plays the intermission often proves a bit of dilemma.
He promptly explained the situation, breaking early for intermission.
But at intermission during a recent preview performance, the man next to me grumbled that he had no idea what was going on.
Like, if there was an intermission at dirty movies, so you could go get your Goobers—or Raisinets, for that matter.
And during the intermission, digital brigadiers milled busily about the outside of the theater.
It was stuffy and hot, but Yetta, in spite of her shawl and blanket, shivered when the intermission was over.
This was at the intermission after the first act of "The Beggars" opera.
The man at the piano jingled elaborately in the intermission between the two parts of the movie.
The three Sans had spent their intermission talking to Leslie.
Without a moment's intermission further orders were given him: 'Be seated; be seated!
early 15c., from Latin intermissionem (nominative intermissio) "interruption," noun of action from past participle stem of intermittere "to leave off," from inter- "between" (see inter-) + mittere "let go, send" (see mission).
Intermission is used in U.S. for what we call an interval (in a musical or dramatic performance). Under the influence of LOVE OF THE LONG WORD, it is beginning to infiltrate here and should be repelled; our own word does very well. [H.W. Fowler, "Modern English Usage," 1926]