- a piece of entertaining music in several movements, often scored for a mixed ensemble and having no fixed form
- an episode in a fugue
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
n., pl. -tos, -ti(-tē).
Music and Dancean instrumental composition in several movements, light and diverting in character, similar to a serenade. Also called divertissement.
- Italian, equivalent. to diverti(re) to divert + -mento -ment