noun, plural scher·zos, scher·zi [skert-see] /ˈskɛrt si/. Music.
Origin of scherzo
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Scherzo means joke, and the scherzo was originally a light, genial composition not to be taken seriously.How Music Developed|W. J. Henderson
The next year appeared his first works,—three sonatas, a trio and scherzo for piano, and three books of songs.The Standard Cantatas|George P. Upton
The Scherzo is clever and effective, and the Allegretto cantabile, though the last, is scarcely the best of the four movements.The Pianoforte Sonata|J.S. Shedlock
At the beginning of the Scherzo (where the wood-wind enters) there is a modulation to B major through the dominant chord on F.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky|Modeste Tchaikovsky
The trio, with its delicious strain, pleases us more than the scherzo (a strain that might be made much more of).Beethoven's Symphonies Critically Discussed|Alexander Teetgen