mezzo soprano


[met-soh-suh-pran-oh, -prah-noh, med-zoh-, mez-oh-] Music.
noun, plural mezzo-sopranos, mezzo-soprani [met-soh-suh-pran-ee, -prah-nee, med-zoh-, mez-oh-] .
a voice or voice part intermediate in compass between soprano and contralto.
a person having such a voice.
of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or suitable to a mezzo-soprano.

1745–55; < Italian Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
n , pl -nos
1.  Sometimes shortened to: mezzo a female voice intermediate between a soprano and contralto and having a range from the A below middle C to the F an eleventh above it
2.  a singer with such a voice

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mezzo soprano [(met-soh, med-zoh)]

A range of the female singing voice lower than soprano and higher than alto.

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