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in·ter·mez·zo

 (ĭn′tər-mĕt′sō, -mĕd′zō)
n. pl. in·ter·mez·zos or in·ter·mez·zi (-sē, -zē)
1. A brief entertainment between two acts of a play; an entr'acte.
2. 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.

[Italian, from Latin intermedius, intermediate; see intermediate.]

intermezzo

(ˌɪntəˈmɛtsəʊ)
n, pl -zos or -zi (-tsiː)
1. (Classical Music) a short piece of instrumental music composed for performance between the acts or scenes of an opera, drama, etc
2. (Classical Music) an instrumental piece either inserted between two longer movements in an extended composition or intended for independent performance
3. (Theatre) another name for interlude3
[C19: from Italian, from Late Latin intermedium interval; see intermediate]

in•ter•mez•zo

(ˌɪn tərˈmɛt soʊ, -ˈmɛd zoʊ)

n., pl. -mez•zos, -mez•zi (-ˈmɛt si, -ˈmɛd zi)
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.
[1805–15; < Italian, alter. of intermedio < Late Latin intermedium; see intermediate1]

intermezzo

A play with music between acts of an opera, later any interlude or a short movement in a symphony.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.intermezzo - a short movement coming between the major sections of a symphony
movement - a major self-contained part of a symphony or sonata; "the second movement is slow and melodic"
2.intermezzo - a short piece of instrumental music composed for performance between acts of a drama or opera
musical composition, opus, piece of music, composition, piece - a musical work that has been created; "the composition is written in four movements"
3.intermezzo - a brief show (music or dance etc) inserted between the sections of a longer performance
show - the act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining; "a remarkable show of skill"
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
Translations

intermezzo

[ˌɪntəˈmetsəʊ] N (intermezzos or intermezzi (pl)) [ˌɪntəˈmetsiː]intermezzo m

intermezzo

nIntermezzo nt
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The Le Jenne piece is used as the basis for three intermezzi which divide the scenes of this 70 minute piece, first in a fairly straightforward transcription, then deconstructed for its later appearances.
Bartok's Out of Doors Suite found her flicking the colours from this responsive keyboard (as well as displaying a good deal of stamina), while three Brahms Intermezzi seemed too withdrawn fully to communicate (and why did the programme-note rob him, certainly old before his time, of a year of his life)?
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provides a comprehensive chronology of about 1,500 Venetian operas and related works (such as comedy, satire, comic intermezzi, serenatas, and dramas presented in public and private theaters) from 1660 to 1760, organized by day and subdivided by decade.