di·​ver·​ti·​men·​to | \ di-ˌvər-tə-ˈmen-(ˌ)tō How to pronounce divertimento (audio) , -ˌver-\
plural divertimenti\ di-​ˌvər-​tə-​ˈmen-​(ˌ)tē How to pronounce divertimenti (audio) , -​ˌver-​ \ or divertimentos

Definition of divertimento

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

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Ho letto con molto divertimento che avrei rilasciato alcune dichiarazioni su tema mercato. SI.com, "Man Utd & Chelsea Off the Hook With Real Madrid 'Close' to Sealing World Record Alisson Deal," 15 June 2018

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First Known Use of divertimento

1823, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for divertimento

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

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to mark by some ceremony or observation

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