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Meaning of INTERLUDE

Pronunciation:  'intur`lood

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a brief show (music or dance etc) performed between the sections of another performance
  2. [n]  an intervening period or episode
  3. [v]  perform an interlude, as on a musical instrument
  4. [v]  occur as an interlude

INTERLUDE is a 9 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: entr'acte, intermezzo
 See Also: entr'acte, interval, occur, perform, show, time interval



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In`ter*lude\, n. [OE. enterlude, LL. interludium; LL.
inter between + ludus play, fr. ludere to play: cf. F.
interlude. See {Ludicrous}.]
1. 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.

         Dreams are but interludes, which fancy makes When
         monarch reason sleeps.                --Dryden.

2. 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. (Mus.) 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.

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