noun, plural en·tr’actes [ahn-trakts, ahn-trakts; French ahntrakt] /ɑnˈtrækts, ˈɑn trækts; French ɑ̃ˈtrakt/.

  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.


  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

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