interlude interlude  /ˈɪn tər ˌlud/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an intervening period or episode
  2. (n) a brief show (music or dance etc) inserted between the sections of a longer performance
  3. (v) perform an interlude

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Parts of this benefit single have aged poorly specifically, the Quincy Jones fanfare that opens the thing and the Cyndi Lauper shrieking-dolphin interlude.
  2. But Hamas was not idle during that interlude.
  3. It remains to be seen whether the health bill's numbers have a V-shaped recovery, a U-shaped recovery, or whether this is just a brief interlude before further decline.

News

  1. Don't Miss It: Evening Interlude

    The Kemp at the Forum will fill with the sounds of music and gracious poetry tonight at Evening Interlude, sponsored by Wichita Falls Literature and Art Review.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Wichita Falls Times Record News

  2. Obama arrives for tough G8 summit in Northern Ireland

    President Obama's stop in Belfast on his way to the G8 summit was meant to be a feel-good interlude before tackling disputes over the civil war in Syria and controversy over revelations of US and UK spying at past meetings.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. Anderson said, "I've always wanted to leave the organisation at the right interlude: when I saw a new leader ready to take the organisation to a new level, higher than I could take it myself."
    on Jan 21, 2009 By: Brad Anderson Source: Retail Week (subscription)

  2. "They'll obviously want to unify the country, to commemorate this occasion. There'll be no harsh words exchanged if they meet face to face," Brams said. "But this is just an interlude."
    on Sep 10, 2008 By: Steven Brams Source: AFP

  3. "When she died it stalled me. I took a year or so before I could get back into it. The interlude in the middle is a particularly sad melody and is what got me going again. Her spirit is very much in this. It would have been her birthday yesterday,...
    on Sep 25, 2006 By: Paul McCartney Source: guardian.co.uk

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