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 (mĕt′sō, mĕd′zō, mĕz′ō)
n. pl. mez·zos
A mezzo-soprano.


(ˈmɛtsəʊ) music
(Classical Music) moderately; quite: mezzo forte; mezzo piano.
n, pl -zos
(Music, other) See mezzo-soprano1
[C19: from Italian, literally: half, from Latin medius middle]


(ˈmɛt soʊ, ˈmɛd zoʊ, ˈmɛz oʊ)

n., pl. -zos.
a mezzo-soprano.
[1805–15; < Italian < Latin medius middle]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mezzo - a soprano with a voice between soprano and contraltomezzo - a soprano with a voice between soprano and contralto
soprano - a female singer
2.mezzo - the female singing voice between contralto and soprano
singing voice - the musical quality of the voice while singing
mezzo soprano


(ˈmetsou) mezzo-soprano (metsousəˈpraːnou) plurals ˈmezzos, ~ˌmezzo-soˈpranos noun
(a person having) a singing voice between soprano and alto.
References in classic literature ?
You know how imperfectly the women of the mezzo cito are educated in Italy?
Long after I had thought never to read it--in fact when I was 'nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita'--I read Milton's "Paradise Lost," and found in it a majestic beauty that justified to me the fame it wears, and eclipsed the worth of those lesser poems which I had ignorantly accounted his worthiest.
The mezzo soprano, who has never sung a full opera in one concert before, will appear at the festival for the first time since 2010.
The 20 finalists for BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2015 include Celine <B Forrest, a mezzo soprano from Wales
Recital Featuring Mezzo soprano Virginia Bailey mezzo soprano; Larry Picard, piano, Lucy Colwell, French horn, James Joinville, tenor, Michael Spencer, trumpet, and Chris Glanville, trombone.
The choir will be joined for the evening by Warwickshire Symphony Orchestra, the Studiosi Cantandi choir from Berlin and mezzo soprano Maggie McDonald.
Other singers generated more of a spark with the audience, but it was the American mezzo soprano Jamie Barton who swayed the judges to be named winner, the first woman to win both this event and the accompanying Song Prize and only the second contestant ever to do so.
For this first festival, Lipton has hired a number of Canadian artists, including sopranos Marianne Fiset (as Puccini's, Mimi) and Michele Capalbo (Amelia in Ballo), mezzo Julie Boulianne (Popera
svegliato nel letto, il volto mezzo assorto e mezzo teso di un vecchio
Mezzo, associate vice president of investments and Benjamin Bottner, associate in the firm's Manhattan office have been retained to e--sively represent the Moinian Group, in selecting the partner.
May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The 44th annual BorgWarner Louis Schwitzer Award has been awarded to engineers Charles Becnel, Patrick Luke and Christophe Marques from Mezzo Technologies and Tino Belli from Andretti AutoSport for developing the Mezzo MicroChannel Radiator.
She would not be quite right for me for Love Never Dies, she's a mezzo soprano, not a soprano.