Part of speech: noun

An incidental action coming between others; an entertainment between acts, music between stanzas, etc.

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Usage examples "interlude":

  1. He had no mind to have his work of months marred and his driver distracted by an interlude of useless sentimentality; the temptation to congratulate Corrie upon his freedom from an unsuitable marriage was almost too strong. - "From the Car Behind", Eleanor M. Ingram.
  2. The story of the outlaw confessing to the trembling monk how, besides other crimes, he had once pushed into the Rhine a priest who had just heard his confession, and how the wife of the assassin comforted Suso when he was about to drop down from sheer fright, forms a quaint interlude in the saint's memoirs. - "Christian Mysticism", William Ralph Inge.
  3. I'll tell you another thing, Mary, said George, after a match- scratching- and- puffing interlude, I'll tell you another thing, my dear. - "Poor, Dear Margaret Kirby and Other Stories", Kathleen Norris.