In"ter*val(?), n. [L. intervallum; inter between + vallum a wall: cf. F. intervalle. See Wall.]
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,Milton.
A dreadful interval.
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.
(Mus.) Difference in pitch between any two tones.
At intervals, coming or happening with intervals between; now and then. "And Miriam watch'd and dozed at intervals." Tennyson. -- Augmented interval (Mus.), an interval increased by half a step or half a tone.
In"ter*vale(?), } n. 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. [Local, U. S.]
The woody intervale just beyond the marshy land.The Century.
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