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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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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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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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A lively piece, often humorous, in triplet time and used for the third movement of symphonies and sonatas.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
scherzo[ˈskɜːtsəʊ] N (scherzos or scherzi (pl)) [ˈskɜːtsiː] → scherzo m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
n → Scherzo nt
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