AskDefine | Define letup

Dictionary Definition

letup n : a pause during which things are calm or activities are diminished; "there was never a letup in the noise" [syn: lull]

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English

Noun

letup (Plural: letups)
  1. A pause or period of slackening.
    We waited for a letup in the rain, then we ran home before it started again.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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