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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Abbreviation of mezzo-soprano.

NounEdit

mezzo (plural mezzos)

  1. (music) mezzo-soprano
    • 1983, January 2, “John Rockwell”, in New Opera May Have a Future After All[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

ItalianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

mezzo m (plural mezzi)

  1. half, middle
  2. means, method

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. half

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Etymology 2Edit

From Latin mītius (milder, comparative neuter singular of mītis (mild)).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmet.tso/, [ˈmet̪͡s̪ːo]
  • Hyphenation: méz‧zo

AdjectiveEdit

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

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

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