March 26th, 2019


Word of the Day 03/26/19 Divertissement

Divertissement (noun)
divertissement [dih-vur-tis-muh nt; French dee-ver-tees-mahn]

noun, plural di·ver·tisse·ments [dih-vur-tis-muh nts; French dee-ver-tees-mahn] /dɪˈvɜr tɪs mənts; French di vɛr tisˈmɑ̃/.
1. a diversion or entertainment.
2. Music. divertimento.
3. a short ballet or other performance serving as an interlude in a play, opera, etc.
4. a program consisting of such performances.

pleasure, enjoyment, diversion, relaxation, fun, hobby, amusement, interruption, complication, disturbance, aberration, confusion, interference, pastime, distraction, pageant, spectacular, art, specialty, avocation

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Origin: 1720–30; < French, equivalent to divertisse- (stem of divertir to divert) + -ment -ment

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