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Topic: PERFORMING

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Medieval Latin
Origin: interludium, from Latin ludus 'play'

interlude

noun
     
in‧ter‧lude [countable]
1 a period of time between two events or situations, during which something different happens:
a brief interlude of peace before a return to the battlefield
2AP a short period of time between the parts of a play, concert etc [= intermission]
3APMAPT a short piece of music, talk etc used to fill such a period
4 a short romantic or sexual meeting or relationship:
a romantic interlude
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