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mezza voce

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adverb or adjective mez·za vo·ce \ˌmet-sä-ˈvō-(ˌ)chā, ˌmed-zä-\

Definition of mezza voce

  1. :  with medium or half volume —used as a direction in music



Origin of mezza voce

Italian, half voice


First Known Use: 1775

Rhymes with mezza voce


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