intermezzo

noun in·ter·mez·zo \ ˌin-tər-ˈmet-(ˌ)sō , -ˈmed-(ˌ)zō \

Definition of intermezzo

plural intermezzi play \ˌin-tər-ˈmet-(ˌ)sē, -ˈmed-(ˌ)zē\ or intermezzos
1 :a short light entr'acte
2 a :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


INTERMEZZO Defined for English Language Learners

intermezzo

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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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