Simple Definition of intermezzo
: a short part of a musical work (such as an opera) that connects major sections of the work
Full Definition of intermezzo
plural in·ter·mez·ziplay \-(ˌ)sē, -(ˌ)zē\ or in·ter·mez·zos
1 : a short light entr'acte
2 a : a movement coming between the major sections of an extended musical work (as an opera) b : a short independent instrumental composition
3 : a usually brief interlude or diversion
Origin of intermezzo
Italian, ultimately from Latin intermedius intermediate
First Known Use: 1771
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