[ dih-vur-tis-muh nt; French dee-ver-tees-mahn ]
/ dɪˈvɜr tɪs mənt; French di vɛr tisˈmɑ̃ /
noun, plural di·ver·tisse·ments [dih-vur-tis-muh nts; French dee-ver-tees-mahn] /dɪˈvɜr tɪs mənts; French di vɛr tisˈmɑ̃/.
a diversion or entertainment.
a short ballet or other performance serving as an interlude in a play, opera, etc.
a program consisting of such performances.
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British Dictionary definitions for divertissement
/ (dɪˈvɜːtɪsmənt, French divɛrtismɑ̃) /
a brief entertainment or diversion, usually between the acts of a play
- a fantasia on popular melodies; potpourri
- a piece or pieces written to be played during the intervals in a play, opera, etc
- another word for divertimento
Word Origin for divertissement
C18: from French: entertainment
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