Synonyms of pause in English:

pause


See definition of pause

noun

1‘there was a pause in the conversation’

SYNONYMS
stop, cessation, break, halt, stoppage, standstill, interruption, check, lull, respite, stay, breathing space, discontinuation, discontinuance, hiatus, gap, lapse, lapse of time, interlude, intermission, interval, entr'acte
adjournment, suspension, moratorium, interregnum
rest, time out, stopover, delay, hold-up, wait
hesitation, beat, caesura
informal let-up, breather

verb

1‘Hannah paused for a moment before answering’

SYNONYMS
stop, cease, halt, discontinue, break off, take a break, take a breath
adjourn, desist, rest, hold back, wait, delay, hesitate, hang back, pull up, mark time, falter, waver
informal let up, take a breather
ANTONYMS

continue, proceed