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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]
di•ver•ti•men•to(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.
An entertaining chamber suite or miniature symphony.