Interlude Definition

ĭntər-lo͝od
interludes
noun
interludes
A short, humorous play presented between the parts of a miracle play or morality play.
Webster's New World
A short play of a sort popular in the Tudor period, either farcical or moralistic in tone and with a plot typically derived from French farce or the morality play.
Webster's New World
A 16th-century genre of comedy derived from this.
American Heritage
Intervening time or, rarely, space.
Webster's New World
Any performance between the acts of a play.
Webster's New World
Antonyms:
continuation
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verb
To provide with an interlude.
Wiktionary

Other Word Forms of Interlude

Noun

Singular:
interlude
Plural:
interludes

Origin of Interlude

  • Middle English enterlude a dramatic entertainment from Old French entrelude from Medieval Latin interlūdium Latin inter- inter- Latin lūdus play leid- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin inter- (“between”) + ludo (“to play”)

    From Wiktionary

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