divertissement - definition and synonyms

noun
  1.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    1
    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
    2
    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