Mezzo-soprano definition

mĕtsō-sə-prănō, -pränō, mĕdzō-, mĕzō-
A woman having a mezzo-soprano voice.
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A voice having a range between soprano and contralto.
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A vocal part calling for a voice having such a range.
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The range of a female voice between soprano and contralto.
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A voice or singer with such a range.
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A part for such a voice.
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Of, for, or having the range of a mezzo-soprano.
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A voice or voice part intermediate in compass between soprano and contralto.
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A person having such a voice.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
mezzo-soprano
Plural:
mezzo-sopranos

Origin of mezzo-soprano

  • Italian mezzo half (from Latin medius medium) soprano soprano soprano

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Italian mezzosoprano

    From Wiktionary