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Definition of Interval

Interval

  1. A space between things; a void space intervening between any two objects; as, an interval between two houses or hills.
  2. Space of time between any two points or events; as, the interval between the death of Charles I. of England, and the accession of Charles II.
  3. A brief space of time between the recurrence of similar conditions or states; as, the interval between paroxysms of pain; intervals of sanity or delirium.
  4. Difference in pitch between any two tones.
  5. Alt. of Intervale

Interval Quotations

It was the noise Of ancient trees falling while all was still Before the storm, in the long interval Between the gathering clouds and that light breeze Which Germans call the Wind's bride.
Charles Godfrey Leland

A desire arises in the mind. It is satisfied immediately another comes. In the interval which separates two desires a perfect calm reigns in the mind. It is at this moment freed from all thought, love or hate. Complete peace equally reigns between two mental waves.
Swami Sivananda

Love is the delightful interval between meeting a beautiful girl and discovering that she looks like a haddock.
John Barrymore

There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
George Santayana

Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness.
Don Marquis
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Interval Translations

interval in Dutch is interval, tussenruimte
interval in German is Intervall, Zeitabstand, Intervall
interval in Italian is spazio
interval in Norwegian is mellomrom, pause
interval in Portuguese is intervalo
interval in Spanish is intervalo
interval in Swedish is mellanakt, paus, intervall