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Pronunciation:  `intur'metsow

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a brief show (music or dance etc) performed between the sections of another performance
  2. [n]  a short piece of instrumental music composed for performance between acts of a drama or opera
  3. [n]  a short movement coming between the major sections of a symphony

INTERMEZZO is a 10 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: entr'acte, interlude
 See Also: composition, movement, musical composition, opus, piece, piece of music, show



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In`ter*mez"zo\, n. [It. See {Intermede}.] (Mus.)
An interlude; an intermede. See {Intermede}.

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