Simple Definition of scherzo
: a lively, humorous piece of music that is played quickly
Full Definition of scherzo
plural scherzos or scherzi play \-(ˌ)sē\
: a sprightly humorous instrumental musical composition or movement commonly in quick triple time
Origin of scherzo
Italian, literally, joke, from scherzare
First Known Use: 1852
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