divertimento[di ver′ti men′tō]
nounpl. di·ver·ti·men·tos or di·ver·ti·men·ti
A chiefly 18th-century form of instrumental chamber music having several short movements. Also called divertissement.
Origin of divertimentoItalian, from divertire, to divert, from Old French divertir; see divert.
(plural divertimentos or divertimenti)
- (music) a composition that has many short movements, a style that composers started to use in the Eighteenth Century.