Interval

Definition of Interval

In´ter`val
n.1.
1.A space between things; a void space intervening between any two objects; as, an interval between two houses or hills.
'Twixt host and host but narrow space was left,
A dreadful interval.
- Milton.
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.(Mus.) Difference in pitch between any two tones.
At intervals
coming or happening with intervals between; now and then.
Augmented interval
(Mus.) an interval increased by half a step or half a tone.
- Tennyson.
1.A tract of low ground between hills, or along the banks of a stream, usually alluvial land, enriched by the overflowings of the river, or by fertilizing deposits of earth from the adjacent hills. Cf. Bottom, n., 7.
The woody intervale just beyond the marshy land.
- The Century.

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