intermezzo intermezzo

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a short movement coming between the major sections of a symphony
  2. (n) a short piece of instrumental music composed for performance between acts of a drama or opera
  3. (n) a brief show (music or dance etc) inserted between the sections of a longer performance

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. And scattered throughout the galleries and acting as a unifying intermezzo is the sculptural furniture of Scott Burton.
  2. And scattered throughout the galleries and acting as a unifying intermezzo is the sculptural furniture of Scott Burton.
  3. In their urge to praise, Italian critics picked on a rousing wine song, a melodic love duet, a last-act intermezzo.

News

  • Intermezzo still mixing it up after 10 years

    The Intermezzo Chamber Music Series returns this week to enrich the musical diets of Salt Lake-area listeners. Series president David Porter promises a balanced menu of familiar and unusual fare, performed by seasoned veterans and newcomers. “Because of the recent influx of such numbers of new players [in the Utah Symphony], we have a lot of players to feature,” said Porter, a violinist who ...
    on July 6, 2013     Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

Quotes

  • "This is the second USPTO Notice of Allowance issued to Transcept to cover our proprietary low-dose sublingual Intermezzo® formulation. We are pleased with the continued progress of our patent prosecution efforts," commented Glenn A. Oclassen,...
    on Dec 14, 2009 By: Glenn Source: CNNMoney.com (press release)

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