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Meaning of “interlude” in the English Dictionary

"interlude" in British English

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interludenoun [C]

uk   /ˈɪn.tə.luːd/  us   /-t̬ɚ-/
a ​shortperiod when a ​situation or ​activity is different from what comes before and after it: Except for a ​briefChristian interlude at the ​beginning of the 11th ​century, Istanbul has been a ​Muslimcity for ​almost 1,300 ​years. The ​musical interludes don't really ​fit in with the ​rest of the ​play.
(Definition of interlude from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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interludenoun [C]

 us   /ˈɪn·tərˌlud/
a ​period or ​event that comes between two ​others and is different from them: The ​ferrytrip was a ​relaxing interlude during the ​drive.
(Definition of interlude from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “interlude”
in Spanish interludio…
in Vietnamese thời gian giải lao…
in Malaysian selingan…
in Thai ช่วงหยุดพักการแสดงละคร…
in French intermède…
in German die Pause…
in Chinese (Simplified) 插曲,间歇…
in Turkish ara, fasıla…
in Russian интерлюдия, перерыв…
in Indonesian saat sela, selingan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 插曲,間歇…
in Polish przerywnik…
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