- the lowest balcony or forward part of such a balcony in a theater.
- a low story between two other stories of greater height in a building, especially when the low story and the one beneath it form part of one composition; an entresol.
Origin of mezzanine
Examples from the Web for mezzanine
I listened attentively and it seemed to me they were sitting in the mezzanine.The House with the Mezzanine and Other Stories
He mounted to the mezzanine floor, tried the door, and found it locked.The Woman Gives
There, on a sort of mezzanine, he had a gorgeous little suite.The Deluge
David Graham Phillips
He found it on the mezzanine, suitably lavish, clean and well-furnished.Forsyte's Retreat
By and by, when she's foot-loose, she wants to see you in the mezzanine.The Real Man
- Also called: mezzanine floor, entresol an intermediate storey, esp a low one between the ground and first floor of a building
- theatre, US and Canadian the first balcony
- theatre, British a room or floor beneath the stage
- of or relating to an intermediate stage in a financial processmezzanine funding Often shortened to: mezz
Word Origin and History for mezzanine
1711, "a low story between two tall ones in a building," from French mezzanine (17c.), from Italian mezzanino, from mezzano "middle," from Latin medianus "of the middle," from medius (see medial (adj.)). Sense of "lowest balcony in a theater" first recorded 1927.