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scherzo Explained

scherzo at English irregular forms Of Explained:

(pl) scherzi

scherzo at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1852, from It. scherzo, lit. "sport, joke," from scherzare "to jest or joke," from a Gmc. source (cf. M.H.G. scherzen "to jump merrily, enjoy oneself"). The lively second or third movement in a symphony or sonata. ///

scherzo at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n plural scherzos [C] // [Date: 1800-1900; Language: Italian; Origin: 'joke']// a happy piece of music that is meant to be played quickly//

scherzo at Italian => English Of Explained:

frolics, hoaw, joke

scherzo at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

(Italian: "joke") Musical movement in rapid triple time, which replaced the minuet in such genres as the symphony, sonata, and quartet in the 19th cent. The name was first used for light vocal and instrumental pieces of the baroque era. It formally often resembles the minuet, being in rounded binary form and having a contrasting trio section between two statements of the scherzo proper, but its tempo is often much faster and its style may range from playful to vehement or grotesque.

scherzo at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

28 Moby Thesaurus words for "scherzo":
adagietto, adagio, allegretto, allegro, andante, andantino,
crescendo, decrescendo, diminuendo, forte, fortissimo, larghetto,
larghissimo, largo, legato, marcando, pianissimo, piano, pizzicato,
prestissimo, presto, rallentando, ritardando, ritenuto, scherzando,
spiccato, staccato, stretto

scherzo at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun
(plural scherzos) a short, lively piece of music, that is often part of a longer piece

Scherzo at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Scherzo \Scher"zo\, n. [It.] (Mus.)
A playful, humorous movement, commonly in 3-4 measure, which
often takes the place of the old minuet and trio in a sonata
or a symphony.

scherzo at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

scherzo
n : a fast movement (usually in triple time)
[also: {scherzi} (pl)]

scherzo at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==
Inter: wikipedi » a

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » it|en Inter: term » scherzo|lang=it "joke, play", from Inter: term » scherzare|lang=it "to joke, jest" from Old Inter: etyl » it|- Inter: term » scherzare|lang=it, from Inter: etyl » lng|en Inter: recons » skerzan|lang=lng "to jump merrily, enjoy oneself, jest" from Inter: etyl » gem-pro|en Inter: recons » skirtanan||to hop, jump|lang=gem-pro, from Inter: etyl » ine-pro|en Inter: recons » (s)kerǝd-||to dance, jump|lang=ine-pro. Akin to Inter: etyl » gmh|- Inter: term » scherzen|lang=gmh "to frolic, jump merrily, hop up and down" (Inter: d » e Inter: term » scherzen|lang=de "to joke"; Inter: term » Scherz|lang=de "joke, sport"), Inter: etyl » no|- Inter: term » skjerta|lang=no "to joke".

Pronunciation

* Inter: IPA » /ˈskɛːtsəʊ/

Noun

Inter: en-noun » pl=scherzos|pl2=scherzi
  • Inter: musi » c A piece of music or a movement from a larger piece such as a symphony; especially, a piece of music played in a playful manner.
    1. 1980, Anthony Burgess, Earthly Powers:
    2. : At seven Val knocked – three shorts and one long, out of the scherzo of Beethoven’s Fifth – and I rushed to open.

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » music

  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|scherzo

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * scherzando
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    Italian

    Etymology

    From Inter: term » scherzare|lang=it "to joke, play, jest" from Old Inter: etyl » it|- Inter: term » scherzare|lang=it, from Inter: etyl » lng|it Inter: recons » skerzan|lang=lng "to jump merrily, enjoy oneself, jest" from Inter: etyl » gem-pro|it Inter: recons » skirtanan||to hop, jump|lang=gem-pro, from Inter: etyl » ine-pro|it Inter: recons » (s)kerǝd-||to dance, jump|lang=ine-pro. Akin to Inter: etyl » gmh|- Inter: term » scherzen|lang=gmh "to frolic, jump merrily, hop up and down" (Inter: d » e Inter: term » scherzen|lang=de "to joke"; Inter: term » Scherz|lang=de "joke, sport"), Inter: etyl » no|- Inter: term » skjerta|lang=no "to joke".

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: IPA » /ˈskertso/|lang=it

    Noun

    Inter: it-noun » scherz|m|o|i
  • joke, jest, trick, hoax
    1. Inter: qualifier » something easy to do joke, trifle, cinch
    2. Inter: music » lang=it scherzo

      Related terms

      * scherzando

  • scherzare
  • scherzoso

    Verb

    Inter: head » it|verb form

  • Inter: conjugation of » scherzare||1|s|pres|ind|lang=it

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    scherzò at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » scherzo

    Italian

    Verb

    scherzò
  • Inter: conjugation of » scherzare||3|s|past historic|lang=it

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