noun (plural intermezzi /-ˈmɛtsi/ or intermezzos)
1A short connecting instrumental movement in an opera or other musical work.
More example sentences
- After about 1750 the intermezzo evolved further into opera buffa.
- The middle movements, intermezzos both, are characterised by mellow string and woodwind playing.
- It's funny, having known the chorus and the intermezzo well for years, I realised I only properly listened to the whole opera in order to write this blog entry.
1.1A short piece for a solo instrument.