Interlude meaning

ĭn'tər-lo͝od'
An intervening episode, feature, or period of time.
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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.
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The definition of an interlude is a pause in something, such as a play, or is an intervening period of time in between two other things.

A break in between your morning and afternoon work is an example of an interlude.

An intermission between two acts of a play is an example of an interlude.

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A short piece inserted between the parts of a longer composition.
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A short, humorous play presented between the parts of a miracle play or morality play.
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Any performance between the acts of a play.
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Instrumental music played between the parts of a song, liturgy, play, etc.
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An entertainment between the acts of a play.
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(music) A short piece put between the parts of a longer composition.
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To provide with an interlude.
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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