interlude

Exam frequency

GRE

medium

Banks

medium

Civil Services

medium

Meaning(s)

an intervening period

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interlude - interval

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The word ‘interlude’ was initially used exclusively to refer to a musical or dance composition inserted between the parts of a longer performance, such as a play or concert. It has since been adapted to also describe a brief period of time between two events or situations, during which something different happens.

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Synonyms intermission,adjournment
Antonyms prolongation

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  1. After a two-year interlude during which I went travelling, I returned to finish my degree at the university.

  2. The lengthy play was broken up by a number of musical interludes which I found to be a pleasant and diverting change of pace.

  3. Other than a brief interlude for food, we spent the whole night working to complete the task before the allotted deadline.

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