Word:

letup

Noun1.letup - a pause during which things are calm or activities are diminished; "there was never a letup in the noise"
Synonyms: lull
abeyance, abridgment, allayment, alleviation, arrest, assuagement, attenuation, blunting, breach, break, breath, breather, breathing place, breathing space, breathing spell, breathing time, caesura, calming, cease-fire, cessation, check, cigarette break, cocktail hour, coffee break, contraction, dampening, damping, day off, deadening, deceleration, decrease, decrement, decrescence, deduction, deflation, delay, demulsion, depreciation, depression, detention, diminishment, diminution, downtime, drag, drop, dulcification, dulling, dying, dying off, ease-off, ease-up, easing, enforced respite, extenuation, fade-out, falling-off, fissure, flagging, gap, half time, half-time intermission, halt, happy hour, hesitation, hiatus, holdup, holiday, hushing, interim, interlude, intermezzo, intermission, intermittence, interregnum, interruption, interval, lacuna, lag, languishment, lapse, layoff, leniency, letdown, lightening, loosening, lowering, lull, lulling, miniaturization, minus acceleration, mitigation, modulation, mollification, obstruction, off-time, pacification, palliation, pause, plateau, point of repose, quiet spell, quietening, quieting, recess, reduction, relaxation, relief, remission, respite, rest, resting point, retardation, retardment, sagging, scaling down, setback, simplicity, slack-up, slowing, slowing down, slowup, softening, soothing, spell, stand-down, stay, subduement, subtraction, surcease, suspension, tea break, tempering, time off, time out, tranquilization, truce, vacation, weakening
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