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divertimento

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noun di·ver·ti·men·to \di-ˌvər-tə-ˈmen-(ˌ)tō, -ˌver-\

Definition of divertimento

plural divertimentiplay \-ˈmen-(ˌ)tē\ or divertimentos

  1. 1 :  an instrumental chamber work in several movements usually light in character

  2. 2 :  divertissement 1



Origin of divertimento

Italian, literally, diversion, from divertire to divert, amuse, from Latin divertere


First Known Use: 1823


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