Intermezzo definition

ĭntər-mĕtsō, -mĕdzō
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A short movement connecting the main parts of a composition.
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A brief entertainment between two acts of a play; an entr'acte.
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A short movement separating the major sections of a lengthy composition or work.
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An independent instrumental composition having the character of such a movement.
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A short, light dramatic, musical, or ballet entertainment between the acts of a play or opera.
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Any of certain short instrumental pieces similar to this.
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A short piece of music or act in the interval of the main spectacle; a theatrical interlude.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
intermezzo
Plural:
intermezzos

Origin of intermezzo

  • Italian from Latin intermedius intermediate intermediate

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Italian intermezzo.

    From Wiktionary