divertimento

noun
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 divertimento (audio) , -​ˌver-​ \ or divertimentos

Definition of divertimento

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

Examples of divertimento in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On this Saturday morning, the program was a divertimento, a concerto, and a symphony. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 30 Aug. 2019 On this Saturday morning, the program was a divertimento, a concerto, and a symphony. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 30 Aug. 2019 On this Saturday morning, the program was a divertimento, a concerto, and a symphony. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 30 Aug. 2019 On this Saturday morning, the program was a divertimento, a concerto, and a symphony. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 30 Aug. 2019 On this Saturday morning, the program was a divertimento, a concerto, and a symphony. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 30 Aug. 2019 On this Saturday morning, the program was a divertimento, a concerto, and a symphony. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 30 Aug. 2019 On this Saturday morning, the program was a divertimento, a concerto, and a symphony. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 30 Aug. 2019 On this Saturday morning, the program was a divertimento, a concerto, and a symphony. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 30 Aug. 2019 See More

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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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“Divertimento.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/divertimento. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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