mezzo

[ met-soh, med-zoh, mez-oh ]
/ ˈmɛt soʊ, ˈmɛd zoʊ, ˈmɛz oʊ /

adjective

middle; medium; half.

noun, plural mez·zos.

a mezzo-soprano.

Origin of mezzo

1805–15; < Italian < Latin medius middle
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mezzo

/ (ˈmɛtsəʊ) music /

adverb

moderately; quitemezzo forte; mezzo piano

noun plural -zos

Word Origin for mezzo

C19: from Italian, literally: half, from Latin medius middle
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