Adding a Pause in the Virtual Assistant Text-to-Speech

Does anyone know what to type/what character to use to place a slightly longer pause between sentences when using the Text-to-Speech for the Virtual Assistant? There are several places in the text where it would be beneficial to the customer if the VR wouldn’t read the text like a run-on sentence.

Extra spaces do nothing. Neither does extra periods (…), or using star (*), or pound (#).

Any help is appreciated. Thank you.

sorry, don’t think there’s a way to do that except to upload your own audio file

It does slow in between sentences. So this would read with pauses between the words, but they must be caps as if starting a new sentence.

This. Would. Slow. In. Between. Words.

Not sure how to pause longer in between lines, however…