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intermezzo (n.)

1782, from Italian intermezzo "short dramatic performance (usually light and pleasing) between the acts of a play or opera," literally "that which is between," from Latin intermedius (see intermediate (adj.)).

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Definitions of intermezzo

intermezzo (n.)
a short movement coming between the major sections of a symphony;
intermezzo (n.)
a short piece of instrumental music composed for performance between acts of a drama or opera;
intermezzo (n.)
a brief show (music or dance etc) inserted between the sections of a longer performance;
Synonyms: interlude / entr'acte
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