Meaning of interlude


Pronunciation: (in'tur-ld"), [key]
— n.
  1. an intervening episode, period, space, etc.
  2. a short dramatic piece, esp. of a light or farcical character, formerly introduced between the parts or acts of miracle and morality plays or given as part of other entertainments.
  3. one of the early English farces or comedies, as those written by John Heywood, which grew out of such pieces.
  4. any intermediate performance or entertainment, as between the acts of a play.
  5. an instrumental passage or a piece of music rendered between the parts of a song, church service, drama, etc.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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