pl. -·nos or -·ni
- the range of a female voice between soprano and contralto
- a voice or singer with such a range
- a part for such a voice
Origin of mezzo-sopranoIt: see mezzo and amp; soprano
of, for, or having the range of a mezzo-soprano
nounpl. mez·zo-so·pran·os Music
- a. A voice having a range between soprano and contralto.b. A vocal part calling for a voice having such a range.
- A woman having a mezzo-soprano voice.
Origin of mezzo-sopranoItalian : mezzo, half (from Latin medius; see medium) + soprano, soprano; see soprano.
From Italian mezzosoprano