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

 

scherzo

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈskeətsəʊ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskertsoʊ//
 
(pl. scherzos) (from Italian) Pieces of music
 
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a short, lively piece of music, that is often part of a longer piece See related entries: Pieces of music Word OriginItalian, literally ‘jest’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: scherzo