nounpl. -·zos· or -·zi·
- a short, light dramatic, musical, or ballet entertainment between the acts of a play or opera
- a short movement connecting the main parts of a composition
- any of certain short instrumental pieces similar to this
Origin of intermezzoItalian from Classical Latin intermedius: see intermediate
nounpl. in·ter·mez·zos, or in·ter·mez·zi
- A brief entertainment between two acts of a play; an entr'acte.
- Music a. A short movement separating the major sections of a lengthy composition or work.b. An independent instrumental composition having the character of such a movement.
Origin of intermezzoItalian from Latin intermedius intermediate ; see intermediate .
OriginSee also: intermezzò
From Italian intermezzo.