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divertissement

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noun di·ver·tisse·ment \di-ˈvər-təs-mənt, -təz-, F dē-ver-tē-smäⁿ\

Definition of divertissement

plural divertissements play \-mən(t)s, -smäⁿ(z)\

  1. 1 :  a dance sequence or short ballet usually used as an interlude

  2. 2 :  divertimento 1

  3. 3 :  diversion, entertainment



Examples of divertissement

  1. <for visitors seeking more cerebral divertissement, the city boasts a fine performing arts center>



Origin of divertissement

French, literally, diversion, from divertiss- (stem of divertir)


First Known Use: circa 1728


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