Definition of divertimento noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//dɪˌvɜːtɪˈmentəʊ//
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˌvɜːrtɪˈmentoʊ//
(pl. divertimenti
BrE BrE//dɪˌvɜːtɪˈmenti//
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˌvɜːrtɪˈmenti//
, divertimentos)
(music, from Italian) Pieces of music
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a piece of music that is meant to be entertaining rather than serious, especially one written for a small orchestra See related entries: Pieces of music Word Originmid 18th cent. (denoting a diversion or amusement): Italian, literally ‘diversion’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: divertimento