Simple Definition of interlude
: a period of time between events or activities
: a brief romantic or sexual meeting or relationship
: a short piece of music that is played between the parts of a longer one, a drama, or a religious service
Examples of interlude
She left for a brief interlude.
He has resumed his acting career after a two-year interlude.
They always met in the city for their romantic interludes.
a drama with musical interludes
Origin of interlude
Middle English enterlude, from Medieval Latin interludium, from Latin inter- + ludus play — more at ludicrous
First Known Use: 14th century
Rhymes with interlude
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INTERLUDE Defined for Kids
Definition of interlude
1 : a period of time or event that comes between others <After a short interlude, he returned to the team.>
2 : an entertainment between the acts of a play
3 : a musical composition between parts of a longer composition or of a drama
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