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entr'acte

[ ahn-trakt, ahn-trakt; French ahn-trakt ]
/ ɑnˈtrækt, ˈɑn trækt; French ɑ̃ˈtrakt /
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noun, plural en·tr'actes [ahn-trakts, ahn-trakts; French ahn-trakt]. /ɑnˈtrækts, ˈɑn trækts; French ɑ̃ˈtrakt/.

the interval between two consecutive acts of a theatrical or operatic performance.
a performance, as of music or dancing, given during such an interval.
a piece of music or the like for such performance.

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Origin of entr'acte

First recorded in 1740–50; from French, equivalent to entre “between” (from Latin inter ) + acte “one of the main divisions of a play or opera”; see act
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British Dictionary definitions for entr'acte

entr'acte
/ (ɒnˈtrækt, French ɑ̃trakt) /

noun

an interval between two acts of a play or opera
(esp formerly) an entertainment during an interval, such as dancing between acts of an opera

Word Origin for entr'acte

C19: French, literally: between-act
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