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mezzo-soprano

[ met-soh-suh-pran-oh, -prah-noh, med-zoh-, mez-oh- ]
/ 藞m蓻t so蕣 s蓹藞pr忙n o蕣, -藞pr蓱 no蕣, 藞m蓻d zo蕣-, 藞m蓻z o蕣- /
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noun, plural mez路zo-so路pran路os, mez路zo-so路pran路i [met-soh-suh-pran-ee, -prah-nee, med-zoh-, mez-oh-]. /藞m蓻t so蕣 s蓹藞pr忙n i, -藞pr蓱 ni, 藞m蓻d zo蕣-, 藞m蓻z o蕣-/.
a voice or voice part intermediate in compass between soprano and contralto.
a person having such a voice.
adjective
of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or suitable to a mezzo-soprano.
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Origin of mezzo-soprano

Borrowed into English fromItalian around 1745鈥55
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British Dictionary definitions for mezzo-soprano

mezzo-soprano

noun plural -nos
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 itSometimes shortened to: mezzo
a singer with such a voice
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Cultural definitions for mezzo-soprano

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

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

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