See also: mezzo-

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Clipping of mezzo-soprano

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mezzo (plural mezzos)

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

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Shortened form of Italian mezzosoprano.

NounEdit

mezzo f (plural mezzos)

  1. mezzo, mezzo-soprano

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ItalianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mezzo m (plural mezzi)

  1. half, middle
  2. means, method
  3. vehicle

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. half
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Etymology 2Edit

Inherited from Latin mītius (rather/too mild, mellow, comparative neuter singular of mītis (mild)).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

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

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ mezzo in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)

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