Pause may refer to a rest, hesitation, or temporary stop.


  • Fermata, a musical pause of indefinite duration
  • Pause key, the Pause/Break key on computer keyboards
  • Stop playing audio or video, with the possibility to continue (in the case of video: with a still image)
  • pause (DOS command)

Pause may also refer to:

  • Pause (album), a 2001 album by Four Tet
  • "Pause" (Run-D.M.C. song), a 1990 song by Run-D.M.C. on their album Back from Hell Pricks
  • "Pause" (song), a song by Jay Dee (a.k.a. J Dilla)
  • Pause (film), a 1964 film by Andy Warhol
  • Pause (slang), as a slang term in hiphop music as a synonym for no homo
  • "Pause", an episode from the third season of The Boondocks
  • Pausa, the end of an utterance in linguistics
  • The Perl Authors Upload Server (PAUSE), an interface for uploading Perl modules to the Comprehensive Perl Archive Network

Famous quotes containing the word pause:

    He could pause in his cross-examination, look at a man, projecting his face forward by degrees as he did so, in a manner which would crush any false witness who was not armed with triple courage at his breast,—and, alas! not unfrequently a witness who was not false.
    Anthony Trollope (1815–1882)

    Too often when you thought you’d be showered with confetti
    What they flung at you was a plate of hot spaghetti
    You’ve put your fancy clothes and flashy gems in hock
    Yet you pause before your father’s door afraid to knock
    John Ashbery (b. 1927)

    As between these two, the need that in its haste to be abolished cannot pause to be stated and the need that is the absolute predicament of particular human identity, one does not presume to suggest a relation of worth. Yet the distinction is perhaps not idle, for it is from the failure to make it that proceeds the common rejection as “obscure” of most that is significant in modern music, painting and literature.
    Samuel Beckett (1906–1989)