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mez·zo-so·pran·o(mĕt′sō-sə-prăn′ō, -prä′nō, mĕd′zō-, mĕz′ō-)
n. pl. 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.
2. A woman having a mezzo-soprano voice.
[Italian : mezzo, half (from Latin medius; see medium) + soprano, soprano; see soprano.]
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n, pl -nos
1. (Classical Music) 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. Sometimes shortened to: mezzo
2. (Classical Music) a singer with such a voice
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n., pl. -pran•os,
1. a voice or voice part intermediate in compass between soprano and contralto.
2. a person having such a voice.adj.
3. of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or suitable to a mezzo-soprano.
[1745–55; < Italian]
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A female vocal range almost as high as a soprano and almost as low as an alto, usually rich and ideal for dramatic roles in opera which are frequently written for this range, for example, Carmen.
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|Noun||1.||mezzo-soprano - a soprano with a voice between soprano and contralto|
soprano - a female singer
|2.||mezzo-soprano - the female singing voice between contralto and soprano|
singing voice - the musical quality of the voice while singing
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Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
mezzo-soprano[ˌmɛtsəʊsəˈprɑːnəʊ] n → mezzo-soprano f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n (= voice) → Mezzosopran m; (= singer) → Mezzosopranistin f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
mezzo-soprano[ˌmɛtsəʊsəˈprɑːnəʊ] n (voice, singer) → mezzosoprano sm
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995