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moment

noun [C]  us   /ˈmoʊ·mənt/

moment noun [C] (SHORT TIME)

a very short period of time: Hold still for a moment while I tie your shoe. I’ll be ready in just a moment.

moment noun [C] (OCCASION)

a particular time or occasion: I’m waiting for the right moment to tell her the good news. Just at that moment, the phone rang. Are you staying with your mother at the moment (= now)? A moment is also a special time or opportunity: You know that when that curtain goes up, it’s going to be your big moment.
momentary
adjective [not gradable]  us   /ˈmoʊ·mənˌter·i/
There was a momentary lull in the conversation.
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