Definition of 'interval'
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The various classes of boats set off at intervals. Times, Sunday Times (2007)And only one in five takes notice of the recommended service intervals. The Sun (2010)Yet the visitors should have gone in at the interval two goals up. The Sun (2014)Then he saw another and then another at shorter intervals. The Princess and the Curdie (1883)Do the musical intervals exist in nature or in us? Times, Sunday Times (2016)The actual tune simply shuttles up and down a fifth interval. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Can manufacturers set any intervals they like? Times, Sunday Times (2007)Drink at least four pints daily at two hourly intervals. The Beat Fatigue Workbook - how to identify the causes (1988)The intervals gradually get longer until the dog can be left all day. Times, Sunday Times (2011) Shorter intervals are likely to be necessary. The Guide to Lesbian and Gay Parenting (1993)Should the interval be long or short? The Other Side of MeOh, the joy of a concert without an interval! Times, Sunday Times (2011)After the interval, the concert improved. Times, Sunday Times (2012) Service intervals can be as long as two years and there is a 12-year rust warranty. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The South is set for wet intervals between drier spells. The Sun (2015)After the interval, finally two of the pupils are allowed to sing. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This was a gig of two halves, divided by a pointlessly long interval. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Only after the interval did the music begin to disturb, and then not in the right way. Times, Sunday Times (2011)So let me make the most of it, in this short interval before pessimism sets in again. Times, Sunday Times (2008)I thought intervals between services were supposed to be getting longer rather than shorter. Times, Sunday Times (2008)I also had to do two lots of interval training a week. The Sun (2008)A ten-minute interval after the fifth set altered the whole complexion of the game. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The service interval on a V8 is just 7,500 miles. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'interval'
British English: interval /ˈɪntəvəl/ NOUN
The interval between two events or dates is the period of time between them.
There was a long interval of silence.
- American English: interval
- Arabic: فَاصِلٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: intervalo
- Chinese: 幕间休息
- Croatian: interval
- Czech: interval
- Danish: interval
- Dutch: interval
- European Spanish: intervalo
- Finnish: aikaväli
- French: entracte
- German: Intervall
- Greek: διάλειμμα
- Italian: intervallo
- Japanese: 間隔
- Korean: 간격
- Norwegian: intervall
- Polish: odstęp
- European Portuguese: intervalo
- Romanian: interval
- Russian: интервал
- Spanish: intervalo
- Swedish: intervall
- Thai: ช่วงเวลา
- Turkish: ara konser, tiyatro
- Ukrainian: інтервал
- Vietnamese: khoảng thời gian giữa hai sự kiện
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