Definition of intermezzo
intermezziplay \ˌin-tər-ˈmet-(ˌ)sē, -ˈmed-(ˌ)zē\ or
1 : a short light entr'acte
2a : a movement coming between the major sections of an extended musical work (such as an opera)b : a short independent instrumental composition
3 : a usually brief interlude or diversion
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Origin and Etymology of intermezzo
Italian, ultimately from Latin intermedius intermediate
First Known Use: 1771See Words from the same year
INTERMEZZO Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of intermezzo for English Language Learners
: a short part of a musical work (such as an opera) that connects major sections of the work
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