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Main Entry: 1pause
Pronunciation: primarystresspodotz
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English pause "a temporary stop, pause," from Latin pausa "a pause" --related to 1REPOSE
1 : a temporary stop or rest
2 : the sign <fermata> placed over or under a musical note, chord, or rest to show that it is to be held longer than usual
3 : a reason for pausing <a thought that should give pause>

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