entr'acte

entr'acte

[ahn-trakt, ahn-trakt; French ahn-trakt]
noun, plural entr'actes [ahn-trakts, ahn-trakts; French ahn-trakt] .
1.
the interval between two consecutive acts of a theatrical or operatic performance.
2.
a performance, as of music or dancing, given during such an interval.
3.
a piece of music or the like for such performance.

Origin:
1740–50; < French, equivalent to entre between (< Latin inter) + acte act

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entr'acte (ɒnˈtrækt, French ɑ̃trakt)
 
n
1.  an interval between two acts of a play or opera
2.  (esp formerly) an entertainment during an interval, such as dancing between acts of an opera
 
[C19: French, literally: between-act]

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