change of pace

noun phrase

: an interruption of continuity by a shift to a different activity

Examples of change of pace in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web She’s had even more hits off Midnights and her older albums since the Eras Tour kicked off, but this one is a major change of pace from her oeuvre that could give her a leg up. Brittany Spanos, Rolling Stone, 2 Nov. 2023 For perpetually curious types If the book lover in your life is on a constant quest for knowledge, this monthly subscription can be a nice change of pace from their latest page-turner. Angela Ledgerwood,, 28 Oct. 2023 While speaking with The Independent, Burton, 65, said his experiences making major studio movies have often left him exhausted, but returning to the undead world of Michael Keaton's Beetlejuice character was a change of pace. Tommy McArdle, Peoplemag, 11 Sep. 2023 Authenticity, no matter what that looks like for your brand, is a refreshing change of pace for most consumers — and one that will create a longer-lasting, more positive impression than hyper-targeted or gimmicky storytelling. Rolling Stone Culture Council, Rolling Stone, 12 Sep. 2023 Yet these schools still should provide a change of pace from typical Big Ten football because their styles are more in line with nationwide trends prioritizing offense. Steve Megargee, Chicago Tribune, 6 Sep. 2023 This cranberry-pear butter is a nice change of pace from the usual pumpkin or apple butter, and is just as delicious spread on your morning biscuit or slice of toast. Paige Grandjean, Southern Living, 4 Sep. 2023 Snyder said being in a younger class didn’t necessarily mean a field of slower runners, but the race allows for a change of pace in the midst of the season. Chris Bieri, Anchorage Daily News, 16 Sep. 2023 Jessica Simpson decided on a change of pace for her family this summer. Angela Andaloro, Peoplemag, 31 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1883, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of change of pace was in 1883

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Cite this Entry

“Change of pace.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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