mezzo

See also: mezzo-

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Abbreviation of mezzosoprano

NounEdit

mezzo (plural mezzos)

  1. (music) mezzo-soprano
    • 1983 January 2, John Rockwell, “New Opera May Have a Future After All”:
      Emily Golden, a mezzo who was adept in an especially [sic] wide range of roles;

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin medius, whence also Italian medio (a borrowed doublet).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈmɛd.dz͡o], /ˈmɛddzo/
  • Hyphenation: mèz‧zo

NounEdit

mezzo m (plural mezzi)

  1. half, middle
  2. means, method

AdjectiveEdit

mezzo m (feminine mezza, masculine plural mezzi, feminine plural mezze)

  1. half

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