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mezzo-soprano

[met-soh-suh-pran-oh, -prah-noh, med-zoh-, mez-oh-] /ˈmɛt soʊ səˈpræn oʊ, -ˈprɑ noʊ, ˈmɛd zoʊ-, ˈmɛz oʊ-/ Music.
noun, plural mezzo-sopranos, mezzo-soprani
[met-soh-suh-pran-ee, -prah-nee, med-zoh-, mez-oh-] /ˈmɛt soʊ səˈpræn i, -ˈprɑ ni, ˈmɛd zoʊ-, ˈmɛz oʊ-/ (Show IPA)
1.
a voice or voice part intermediate in compass between soprano and contralto.
2.
a person having such a voice.
adjective
3.
of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or suitable to a mezzo-soprano.
Origin of mezzo-soprano
1745-1755
Borrowed into English from Italian around 1745-55
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mezzo-soprano

noun (pl) -nos
1.
a female voice intermediate between a soprano and contralto and having a range from the A below middle C to the F an eleventh above it Sometimes shortened to mezzo
2.
a singer with such a voice
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mezzo-soprano

n.

1753; see mezzo + soprano.

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mezzo soprano in Culture
mezzo soprano [(met-soh, med-zoh)]

A range of the female singing voice lower than soprano and higher than alto.

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