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    a minor diversion or entertainment

    He has been carried away by a desire for some kind of entertaining political divertissement.

    Submitted by Andrei Fiodorov from Moldova, Republic of on 04/04/2016
  2. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    a dance sequence or short ballet usually used as an interlude

    Pas de Quatre is a ballet divertissement choreographed by Jules Perrot in 1845 to music composed by Cesare Pugni.

    Submitted by Andrei Fiodorov from Moldova, Republic of on 04/04/2016


a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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