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Definition of interlude noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a period of time between two events during which something different happens a romantic interlude (= a short romantic relationship) Apart from a brief interlude of peace, the war lasted nine years.
  2. 2a short piece of music between the parts of a longer piece of music or between the parts of a play a musical interlude
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: interlude