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TwiML TM Voice: Pause Verb

The <Pause> verb waits silently for a number of seconds.

Verb Attributes

The <Pause> verb supports the following attributes that modify its behavior:

Attribute Name Allowed Values Default Value
length integer > 0 1 second

length

The length attribute specifies how many seconds Twilio will wait silently.

Nouns

<Pause> does not have any expected "noun" body values.

Nesting Rules

The <Pause> verb can be nested in the following elements

The following verbs can be nested within <Pause>

  • none

Examples

Example 1: Simple pause

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
<Response>
    <Say>I will pause 10 seconds starting now!</Say>
    <Pause length="10"/>
    <Say>I just paused 10 seconds</Say>
</Response>

This example demonstrates using <Pause> to wait between two Say verbs.