noun, plural en·tr’actes [ahn-trakts, ahn-trakts; French ahn–trakt] /ɑnˈtrækts, ˈɑn trækts; French ɑ̃ˈtrakt/.
- the interval between two consecutive acts of a theatrical or operatic performance.
- a performance, as of music or dancing, given during such an interval.
- a piece of music or the like for such performance.
- an interval between two acts of a play or opera
- (esp formerly) an entertainment during an interval, such as dancing between acts of an opera