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Comic timing is the use of rhythm, tempo and pausing to enhance comedy and humour. The pacing of the delivery of a joke can have a strong impact on its comedic effect, even altering its meaning; the same can also be true of more physical comedy such as slapstick.
A beat is a pause taken for the purposes of comic timing, often to allow the audience time to recognize the joke and react, or to heighten the suspense before delivery of the expected punch line. Pauses, sometimes called "dramatic pauses" in this context, can be used to discern subtext or even unconscious content — that is, what the speaker is really thinking about.
Jack Benny and Victor Borge are two comedians known for using the extended beat, allowing the pause itself to become a source of humour beyond the original joke. George Carlin and Rowan Atkinson are two other stand-up comedians considered[citation needed] to have superior timing.

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English[edit]. Noun[edit]. Pregnant pause (plural Pregnant pauses). A pause that gives the impression that it will be followed by something significant. Retrieved ...
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Carrie Friedman, 2009
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Han Nolan, 2011
Married, pregnant, and living at a "fat camp" in Maine, sixteen-year-old Eleanor has many questions about her future, especially whether the marriage will last and if she should keep the baby.
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Anne-Marie Mooney Cotter, 2010
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True Stories about Mothers to Be: A celebration of that pregnant pause
Colleen Sell, 2012
The three stories in True Stories about Mothers to Be bring the heartwarming stories of pregnant women to life.
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Georges Feydeau, 1985
Hector Ennepeque, first-time father to be, is in extended labor and protracted comic convulsions over his wife Leonie's imminent delivery.
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Zara Phillips Puts Equestrian Career On Pause While Pregnant, Spokesman Says
Is pregnant princess/equestrian Zara Phillips putting her horse riding career on hold? Say "neigh"!
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‘Mistresses’ Recap: ‘Decisions, Decisions’ – Savi to Harry, ‘I’m Pregnant’ - TVLine
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Royal baby waiting game hits a ‘pregnant pause’ | Webanews
As the British media waits for the official word the Duchess of Cambridge is in labour, reporters are killing time filing stories on the excitement, the economic benefits and the historical significance of Prince William and Kate’s royal baby. The tabloids, as you might expect, have not been idle.
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Bodybuilding.com - Pregnant Pause: An Interview With Bodybuilding.com's Jamie Eason
Jamie Eason is one of the most popular voices in the fitness community. In this Q&A session, you'll find out how she's staying fit during her pregnancy and learn some great training techniques!
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A Pregnant Pause | Eagle Forum Collegians Blog
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A pregnant pause in the footy finals? What an immaculate misconception
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Pregnant Pause: Getting Bloggy about Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy
About one-third of teens become pregnant at least once by age 20 and fully half of all pregnancies in the United States are unplanned. Not too good.
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A Pregnant Pause: 8 Things Every Woman Should Know About PCOS | The Oslo Times
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The pregnant pause | All Smiles Dental Care
FROM times immemorial, women have been perceiving pregnancy with mixed emotions. The excitement and awe of impending motherhood in most cases erases all minor issues from the mind, oral hygiene being among the first to go under the axe.
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A pregnant Pause | thekitchensgarden
A girl from New Zealand married to an American fella and living on the prairies. Growing, cooking and eating using sustainable and organic methods. Welcome! I am here most every day. celi (by cecilia)
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