recess

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) (US) IPA: /ˈɹiː.sɛs/ or /ɹɪ.ˈsɛs/
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Noun[change]

Singular
recess

Plural
recesses

  1. (countable & uncountable) recess is a time when children can play or talk.
    Because of the rain, the children stayed in the school for recess.
    Atrecess, I either play or study
    Instead of recess high schoolers have gym/lunch.
    Let's study/talk math at recess.
  2. (countable) A recess is an area that goes back away from the main area, usually a small area.
    The door opened into a dark recess where the gun was kept.

Verb[change]

Plain form
recess

Third-person singular
recesses

Past tense
recessed

Past participle
recessed

Present participle
recessing

  1. When you recess, you take or declare a break.