[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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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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Example sentences for mezzosoprano
Women are typically divided into three groups soprano, mezzosoprano, and contralto.
Men singing in the contralto, mezzosoprano, or soprano range are called countertenors.
She began her singing career as a mezzosoprano, but later developed into a soprano.
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