divertissement


di·ver·tisse·ment

noun \di-ˈvər-təs-mənt, -təz-, F dē-ver-tē-smäⁿ\
plural divertissements \-mən(t)s, -smäⁿ(z)\

Definition of DIVERTISSEMENT

1
:  a dance sequence or short ballet usually used as an interlude
2
:  divertimento 1

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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