- a diversion; amusement
- a short ballet, etc. performed between the acts of a play or opera; entr'acte
Origin of divertissementFr.: see divert
- A short performance, typically a ballet, that is presented as an interlude in an opera, play, or other entertainment.
- Music See divertimento.
- A diversion; an amusement.
Origin of divertissementFrench from divertir to divert from Old French; see divert .
(usually uncountable, plural divertissements)
- Often written in italics (divertissement), or pronounced as a French word.