intermedio-

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Definition of intermedio-

:intermediate and
  • intermediolateral

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Origin and Etymology of intermedio-

Latin intermedius


intermedio

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

Definition of intermedio

plural intermedi play \ˌin-tər-ˈme-dē, -ˈmā-\ or intermedii play \ˌin-tər-ˈme-dē-ē, -ˈmā-\
: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 Context1998

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First Known Use of intermedio

1789


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