mezzo

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Abbreviation of mezzosoprano

NounEdit

mezzo ‎(plural mezzos)

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

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NounEdit

mezzo f ‎(plural mezzos)

  1. mezzo-soprano

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 singular mezza, masculine plural mezzi, feminine plural mezze)

  1. half
  2. overripe (of fruit)
  3. drenched (soaking wet)
  4. soft, flabby

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