from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A short performance, typically a ballet, that is presented as an interlude in an opera or play.
- n. Music See divertimento.
- n. A diversion; an amusement.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An entertaining diversion
- n. A short ballet within a larger work, usually providing a break from the main plot
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A short ballet, or other entertainment, between the acts of a play.
French, from divertir, to divert, from Old French; see divert.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)