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(ɑnˈtrækt, ɑ̃-)

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.
[1740–50; < French, =entre between (< Latin inter) + acte act]
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In his Joyeux Noel interview, Carion explains that the trenches in 1914 were in much better shape than they were in the following years, (11) which is logical; however, according to Malcolm Brown's "Un Joyeux Entracte" (translated into French by Pierre Guglielmina) in Freres de tranchees (Trench Brothers), the trench conditions were terrible.
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Henriette confronts the two during the entracte. Initially upset with Henriette's disregard for aristocratic social etiquette, the ambassador is seduced by her performance and pleads for her forgiveness.
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Deliberately held discordant resolutions from the woodwind section at the end of movements also helped to season the otherwise period blandness of the music while the short but spirited Entracte, suite des vents and the final accelerando brought smiles to performers and audience alike.