Meaning of “interlude” in the English Dictionary

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"interlude" in British English

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interludenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈɪn.tə.luːd/ us /ˈɪn.t̬ɚ.luːd/

a short period when a situation or activity is different from what comes before and after it:

Except for a brief Christian interlude at the beginning of the 11th century, Istanbul has been a Muslim city 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)

"interlude" in American English

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interludenoun [ C ]

us /ˈɪn·tərˌlud/

a period or event that comes between two others and is different from them:

The ferry trip was a relaxing interlude during the drive.

(Definition of “interlude” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)