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divertimento

[ dih-vur-tuh-men-toh; Italian dee-ver-tee-men-taw ]

noun

, Music.
, plural di·ver·ti·men·tos, di·ver·ti·men·ti [dih-vur-t, uh, -, men, -tee, dee-ve, r, -tee-, men, -tee].
  1. an instrumental composition in several movements, light and diverting in character, similar to a serenade.


divertimento

/ dɪˌvɜːtɪˈmɛntəʊ /

noun

  1. a piece of entertaining music in several movements, often scored for a mixed ensemble and having no fixed form
  2. an episode in a fugue


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Word History and Origins

Origin of divertimento1

1750–60; < Italian, equivalent to diverti ( re ) to divert + -mento -ment
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Word History and Origins

Origin of divertimento1

C18: from Italian
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Example Sentences

Probably the divertimento composed in July, 1776 (251 K.) was also intended for his sister's fte-day.

Si, signorina, zat yong American gentleman say it—dam slow, no divertimento.

It is noticeable how often the word divertimento is heard upon the lips of the Italians.

As a finale, I played my last divertimento in B; they all pricked up their ears.

Divertimento for violin, viola, and violoncello, in E flat major (563 K.).

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