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KK Pronunciation

〔 ˋrєspIt 〕


〔 ˊrespait,-pit 〕

Overview of noun respite

The noun respite has 5 senses

  • reprieve, respite -- (a (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort)

  • respite, recess, break, time out -- (a pause from doing something (as work); "we took a 10-minute break"; "he took time out to recuperate")

  • suspension, respite, reprieve, hiatus, abatement -- (an interruption in the intensity or amount of something)

  • respite, rest, relief, rest period -- (a pause for relaxation; "people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests")

  • reprieve, respite -- (the act of reprieving; postponing or remitting punishment)

Overview of verb respite

The verb respite has 1 sense

  • reprieve, respite -- (postpone the punishment of a convicted criminal, such as an execution)