interluder

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

interlude +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

interluder (plural interluders)

  1. An actor who performs in an interlude.
    • 1625 (first performance), Ben[jamin] Jonson, The Staple of Nevves. [], London: [] I[ohn] B[eale] for Robert Allot [], published 1631, OCLC 81096167, (please specify the page), (please specify the scene number in lowercase Roman numerals):
      Is't not a fine sight, to see all our children made interluders? do we pay our money for this? we send them to learn their grammar and their Terence, and they learn their play-books

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for interluder in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913)