intermedio

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noun in·ter·me·dio \ˌin-tər-ˈme-dē-ō, -ˈmā-\

Definition of intermedio

plural

intermedi

\ˌin-tər-ˈme-dē, -ˈmā-\ play or

intermedii

\ˌin-tər-ˈme-dē-ē, -ˈmā-\ play
  1. :  a musical work performed between the acts of a play or opera in Italy from the late 15th century through the 17th century including instrumental music and sometimes singing and dancing The 1589 intermedii had already included a representation of Mount Helicon, complete with Pegasus on top (second intermedio) and a seascape with Tritons and other sea creatures (fifth intermedio). — Massimo Ossi, in Opera in Context, 1998

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First Known Use of intermedio

1789


intermedio-

combining form in·ter·me·dio

Definition of intermedio-

  1. :  intermediate and intermediolateral

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Origin and Etymology of intermedio-

Latin intermedius


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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of intermedio


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