Definitions for entr'acteɑnˈtrækt, ɑ̃-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

en•tr'acteɑnˈtrækt, ɑ̃-(n.)

  1. the interval between two consecutive acts of a theatrical or operatic performance.

    Category: Music and Dance, Showbiz

  2. a performance, as of music or dancing, given during such an interval.

    Category: Music and Dance, Showbiz

  3. a piece of music or the like for such performance.

    Category: Music and Dance, Showbiz

Origin of entr'acte:

1740–50; < F, =entre between (< L inter) +acteact

Princeton's WordNet

  1. entr'acte(noun)

    the interlude between two acts of a play

  2. interlude, intermezzo, entr'acte(noun)

    a brief show (music or dance etc) inserted between the sections of a longer performance

Webster Dictionary

  1. Entr'acte(noun)

    the interval of time which occurs between the performance of any two acts of a drama

  2. Entr'acte(noun)

    a dance, piece of music, or interlude, performed between two acts of a drama


  1. Entr'acte

    Entr'acte, French Entracte, means "between the acts". It can mean a pause between two parts of a stage production, synonymous to an intermission, but it more often indicates a piece of music performed between acts of a theatrical production. In the case of stage musicals, the entr'acte serves as the overture of act 2. In films that were meant to be shown with an intermission, there was frequently a specially recorded entr'acte on the soundtrack between the first and second half of the film, although this practice has died out in recent years.


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