Definition of intermezzo noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

intermezzo

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˌɪntərˈmɛtsoʊ//
 
, NAmE//ˌɪntərˈmɛdzoʊ//
 
(pl. intermezzi
NAmE//ˌɪntərˈmɛtsi//
 
, NAmE//ˌɪntərˈmɛdzi//
 
or intermezzos
 
)
(from Italian)(music)
 
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a short piece of music for the orchestra that is played between two parts in an opera or other musical performance
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: intermezzo