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Meaning of intermezzo

in•ter•mez•zo

Pronunciation: (in"tur-met'sō, -med'zō), [key]
— pl. -mez•zos, -mez•zi
  1. a short dramatic, musical, or other entertainment of light character, introduced between the acts of a drama or opera.
  2. a short musical composition between main divisions of an extended musical work.
  3. a short, independent musical composition.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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