Definitions for interludeˈɪn tərˌlud

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•ter•ludeˈɪn tərˌlud(n.)

  1. an intervening episode, period, or space.

  2. an early English comedic sketch performed between the parts of a play or other entertainment. a play, esp. a comedy or farce, derived from this. a morality play of the 14th to 16th centuries, typically containing farcical or comic elements.

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  3. any intermediate performance or entertainment, as between the acts of a play.

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  4. an instrumental passage or a piece of music rendered between the parts of a song, church service, drama, etc.

    Category: Music and Dance

Origin of interlude:

1275–1325; ME < ML = L inter-inter - +lūd(ere) to play +-ium -ium1


Princeton's WordNet

  1. interlude(noun)

    an intervening period or episode

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

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

  3. interlude(verb)

    perform an interlude

    "The guitar player interluded with a beautiful improvisation"


  1. interlude(Noun)

    An intervening episode, etc.

  2. interlude(Noun)

    An entertainment between the acts of a play.

  3. interlude(Noun)

    A short piece put between the parts of a longer composition.

  4. interlude(Verb)

    To provide with an interlude.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Interlude(noun)

    a short entertainment exhibited on the stage between the acts of a play, or between the play and the afterpiece, to relieve the tedium of waiting

  2. Interlude(noun)

    a form of English drama or play, usually short, merry, and farcical, which succeeded the Moralities or Moral Plays in the transition to the romantic or Elizabethan drama

  3. Interlude(noun)

    a short piece of instrumental music played between the parts of a song or cantata, or the acts of a drama; especially, in church music, a short passage played by the organist between the stanzas of a hymn, or in German chorals after each line


  1. Interlude

    Interlude is a 1968 British drama film directed by Kevin Billington.


  1. Interlude

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Translations for interlude

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a usually short period or gap, eg between the acts of a play etc

We bought an ice-cream during the interlude; an interlude of calm during the violence.

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