Intermezzi



[in-ter-met-soh, -med-zoh] /ˌɪn tərˈmɛt soʊ, -ˈmɛd zoʊ/

noun, plural intermezzos, intermezzi
[in-ter-met-see, -med-zee] /ˌɪn tərˈmɛt si, -ˈmɛd zi/ (Show IPA)
1.
a short dramatic, musical, or other entertainment of light character, introduced between the acts of a drama or opera.
2.
a short musical composition between main divisions of an extended musical work.
3.
a short, independent musical composition.
/ˌɪntəˈmɛtsəʊ/
noun (pl) -zos, -zi (-tsiː)
1.
a short piece of instrumental music composed for performance between the acts or scenes of an opera, drama, etc
2.
an instrumental piece either inserted between two longer movements in an extended composition or intended for independent performance
3.
another name for interlude (sense 3)
n.

1834, from Italian intermezzo “short dramatic performance between the acts of a play or opera,” literally “that which is between,” from Latin intermedius (see intermediate).

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