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  Dictionary Definition of pauser

pause
noun
1. a temporary stop or rest, especially in speech or action.
2. a cessation proceeding from doubt or uncertainty.
3. delay; hesitation; suspense.
4. a break or rest in speaking or reading as depending on sense, grammatical relations, metrical divisions, etc., or in writing or printing as marked by punctuation.
5. Prosody caesura.
6. Music the fermata symbol placed under or over a note or rest to indicate that it is to be prolonged.
-- verb (i) ( paused, pausing )
7. to make a pause; stop; wait; hesitate.
-- phrase
8. give pause, to cause to hesitate.
[late ME, from L pausa, from Greek pasis cessation]
-- pausal, adjective -- pauser, noun -- pausingly, adverb