1 (a) short period of time separating the parts of a play, film, etc; interval （戏剧、电影等的）中间休息, 幕间休息
*There will now be a 15-minute interlude. 现在有15分钟的中间休息.
(b) piece performed during this 中间休息时演出的节目
*a musical interlude 音乐插曲.
2 period of time coming between two events 两事件间的时间
*a brief interlude of peace between two wars 两场战争之间的短暂的和平.
3 event or phase of a different kind occurring in the middle of something 某事过程中发生的事件或片段
*a comic interlude, ie during a serious drama or during sb's life 幽默插曲（幕间的或某人生活中的）. =>Usage at break2 用法见break2.
1300-1400; Language: Medieval Latin;Origin:
interludium, from Latin
a period of time between two events or situations, during which something different happens a brief interlude of peace before a return to the battlefield
a short period of time between the parts of a play, concert etc
a short piece of music, talk etc used to fill such a period
a short romantic or sexual meeting or relationship a romantic interlude