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Etymology edit

Latin inter- (between) + ludo (to play)

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  • IPA(key): /ˈɪntə(ɹ)luːd/, /ˈɪntə(ɹ)ljuːd/
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Noun edit

interlude (plural interludes)

  1. An intervening episode, etc.
  2. An entertainment between the acts of a play.
  3. (music) A short piece put between the parts of a longer composition.

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interlude (third-person singular simple present interludes, present participle interluding, simple past and past participle interluded)

  1. (transitive) To provide with an interlude.
    • 2007 February 18, Tammy La Gorce, “Between Songs, Interludes That Fall Upon Deaf Ears”, in New York Times[1]:
      Jimmy Jam, co-producer of Ms. Jackson’s heavily interluded and influential 1989 album, “Rhythm Nation 1814” (and producer of a forthcoming album by Usher with interludes), also defended them.

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