Definition of entr’acte noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    entr’acte

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈɒntrækt//
     
    , BrE//ˈɒ̃trækt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːntrækt//
     
    , NAmE//ɑːnˈtrækt//
     
    (from French) Elements of a play
     
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  1. 1(formal) the time between the different parts of a play, show, etc. synonym interval See related entries: Elements of a play
  2. 2a short performance between the different parts of a play, show, etc.
  3. Word Origin mid 19th cent.: French, from earlier form of entracte, from entre ‘between’ + acte ‘act’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: entr’acte