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scher·zo

 (skĕr′tsō)
n. pl. scher·zos or scher·zi (-tsē)
A lively movement, commonly in 3/4 time, introduced as a replacement for a minuet in pieces with multiple movements.

[Italian, joke, scherzo, from Old Italian scherzare, to joke, perhaps of Germanic origin.]
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scherzo

(ˈskɛətsəʊ)
n, pl -zos or -zi (-tsiː)
(Music, other) a brisk lively movement, developed from the minuet, with a contrastive middle section (a trio). See minuet2
[Italian: joke, of Germanic origin; compare Middle High German scherzen to jest]
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scher•zo

(ˈskɛrt soʊ)

n., pl. scher•zos, scher•zi (ˈskɛrt si)
a musical movement of playful character, typically in aba form.
[1850–55; < Italian: joke, derivative of scherzare to joke < Langobardic]
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scherzo

A lively piece, often humorous, in triplet time and used for the third movement of symphonies and sonatas.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scherzo - a fast movement (usually in triple time)scherzo - a fast movement (usually in triple time)
movement - a major self-contained part of a symphony or sonata; "the second movement is slow and melodic"
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Translations

scherzo

[ˈskɜːtsəʊ] N (scherzos or scherzi (pl)) [ˈskɜːtsiː]scherzo m
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scherzo

nScherzo nt
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Indeed, the two-act concert, featuring a wide range of Chopin's genres, from his nocturnes to his scherzi, berceuses, and mazurkas, is a celebration of the delicate music of Chopin, which Cecile described as highly dependent on "nuances and subtlety." In the second act, following a brief intermission, she played the Op.
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During this time, he composed little: a few songs, three scherzi, and a sonata for piano four hands.
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These days, the current consensus of scholarly opinion is that such scherzi inspired by Giambattista's etchings are the work of a younger son, Lorenzo Baldisserra Tiepolo.
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Gli scherzi degli Amorini: la buffa violenza puerile La serie di rappresentazioni ludiche della guerra ritorna tuttavia solo dopo molti canti, e dopo alcuni altri riferimenti a guerre storiche (canto X) o alle conseguenze drammatiche delle battaglie (canti XII, nella descrizione di Marte, e XIII, nelle immagini del campo di battaglia sorvolato da Falsirena).
Compare the downhome Americana of "The Reivers" to the Japanese colors of "Memoirs of a Geisha." Or the heartbreaking "Schindler's List" with the avant-garde piano and percussion of "Images." The five-note alien greeting of "Close Encounters" with the diabolical scherzi of "The Witches of Eastwick." The joyful carols of "Home Alone" with the bittersweet Irish flavors of "Angela's Ashes." The surprising delicacy and awe of "Jurassic Park" with the jazzy '60s vibe of "Catch Me if You Can."
La traduction reprend partiellement l'expression formelle par l'emploi de scherzi <<plaisanterie>> et substitue irere par compagni,>>copains>>, sans aucune note ou explication: par cette technique le lecteur italien ne comprend plus le referent dont l'auteur parle, il n'a plus de points de repere, il croit que l'auteur parle d'un ami, d'un copain avec qui rigoler, la connotation culturelle est totalement perdue.
In Monteverdi's "Scherzi musicali," we find the same word (oriente) underlaid differently from part to part.