from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The interval between two acts of a theatrical performance.
- noun Another performance, as of music or dance, provided between two acts of a theatrical performance.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The interval between two acts of a play or an opera.
- noun Instrumental music performed during such an interval.
- noun A light musical composition suitable for such use.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The interval of time which occurs between the performance of any two acts of a drama.
- noun A dance, piece of music, or interlude, performed between two acts of a drama.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun An
intervalbetween two acts of a playor opera.
- noun Another performance, such as a piece of
musicor a dance, during this.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a brief show (music or dance etc) inserted between the sections of a longer performance
- noun the interlude between two acts of a play
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
As an entr'acte, if you will, to our series about Catholic Bamberg - which will definitely be continued - today we visit another treasure of Catholic Germany closer to my home Berlin, which I visited last Sunday: the former Cistercian Abbey of Neuzelle ( "New Cell") in the state of Brandenburg.
After our entr'acte visiting Neuzelle Abbey, we resume our series on Catholic Bamberg with what is its ecclesial heart: Bamberg Cathedral, seat of the Metropolitan Archbishop of Bamberg, and one of Germany's most important Imperial cathedrals.
The second act, unlike the first, is bulletproof from entr'acte to curtain calls.
Expensive new sets were constructed and entr'acte specialists Laurence and Morton were jobbed in for the Negro dances.
The sniffling of grown men is an entr'acte, the buzz of voices as the audience re-enters the theatre for another half of the show and still the children have linked hands, fingers & fingers to wrists & wrists, and they have laid the quivering flowers upon the grave. prev & next
For those three apparently tranquil decades from 1800 to 1848 have revealed themselves to be nothing but an entr'acte in the great drama.
But Celebrities were in short supply: the only ones I can attest to personally were Lillian Hellman (who left in the entr'acte) and Otto Preminger.
She also disappeared, in the entr'acte, to visit her husband in his dressing room, or so I read in the papers.
_Manrico_ is being tortured, after having been taken prisoner in a combat during the _entr'acte_.
Fifteen years are supposed to elapse before the curtain is again rolled up; and that this allusion may be rendered the more perfect, the audience is kept waiting about three times fifteen minutes, to amuse one another during the _entr'acte_.