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interlude: (orig.) dramatic or mimic representation, of light or humorous character, such as was introduced between the acts of the long mystery or morality plays; (in 16th-17th cent.) stage-play, esp. of a popular kind, comedy, farco MND. I. ii. 6, Lr. V. iii. 90.
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    • William Shakespeare, King Lear, 5.3
    • William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream, 1.2
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