noun, plural in·ter·mez·zos, in·ter·mez·zi [in-ter-met-see, -med-zee] /ˌɪn tərˈmɛt si, -ˈmɛd zi/,
- intermetacarpal joint,
- intermetallic compound,
- intermetatarsal joint,
Origin of intermezzo
Examples from the Web for intermezzi
This confusion of Poliziano's "Orfeo" with spoken drama interspersed with intermezzi is unfortunate.
With the orchestral works should go two intermezzi for "The Masque of Pandora," finished later than the overture.Woman's Work in Music|Arthur Elson
There were no intermezzi at the representation of this lyric drama.
At the same time, there is no doubt that the distracting Intermezzi did serious harm to the drama.The Civilisation of the Renaissance in Italy|Jacob Burckhardt
Yet, what a master miniaturist he is in his little piano pieces, his Intermezzi.Unicorns|James Huneker
noun plural -zos or -zi (-tsiː)
Word Origin for intermezzo
1834, from Italian intermezzo "short dramatic performance between the acts of a play or opera," literally "that which is between," from Latin intermedius (see intermediate).