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n. pl. di·ver·ti·men·tos or di·ver·ti·men·ti (-tē)
A chiefly 18th-century form of instrumental chamber music having several short movements. Also called divertissement.

[Italian, from divertire, to divert, from Old French divertir; see divert.]


n, pl -ti (-tɪ)
1. (Classical Music) a piece of entertaining music in several movements, often scored for a mixed ensemble and having no fixed form
2. (Classical Music) an episode in a fugue
[C18: from Italian]


(dɪˌvɜr təˈmɛn toʊ, -ˌvɛr-)

n., pl. -tos, -ti (-tē).
1. an instrumental composition in several movements, light and diverting in character, similar to a serenade.
[1750–60; < Italian, =diverti(re) to divert + -mento -ment]


An entertaining chamber suite or miniature symphony.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.divertimento - a musical composition in several movementsdivertimento - a musical composition in several movements; has no fixed form
musical composition, opus, piece of music, composition, piece - a musical work that has been created; "the composition is written in four movements"
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