Origin of interlude
Examples from the Web for interlude
The cops subsequently pulled the surveillance camera footage and noted the interlude in minutest detail.
“It can be an interlude which changes the present dialogue about the momentum of the campaign,” Jamieson added.Biden’s Mission Impossible: Stop Obama Free Fall With Ryan Debate|David Freedlander|October 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
One purported fan blogged a review calling the interlude “an interminable and sanctimonious speech.”Intimate Madonna Show at Paris’s Olympia Hall Turns Ugly|Tracy McNicoll|July 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The interlude between sharing him with an adoring cooking class and retreating to our cottage was simmering fork play.
During this interlude (though it only occupied five seconds) the main combat below reached its climax.Unexplored Spain|Abel Chapman
The shell-fire had quieted down, and we dozed off, glad of the interlude.Life in a Tank|Richard Haigh
After the interlude of elephants dancing, they returned and made the observation for the second time.Howards End|E. M. Forster
The brown puppy arranged for the morning of the 25th an interlude which certainly was not unexpected.Trans-Himalaya, Vol. 1 (of 2)|Sven Hedin
Scaw House had seemed to him, during these last three years, merely an interlude at Dawson's.Fortitude|Hugh Walpole
British Dictionary definitions for interlude
Word Origin for interlude
Word Origin and History for interlude
c.1300, from Medieval Latin interludium "an interlude," from Latin inter- "between" (see inter-) + ludus "a play" (see ludicrous). Originally farcical episodes introduced between acts of long mystery plays; transferred sense of "interval in the course of some action" is from 1751.