noun mez·za·nine \ˈme-zə-ˌnēn, ˌme-zə-ˈ\

: a small floor that is between two main levels of a building and that is usually in the form of a balcony

: the lowest balcony in a theater

Full Definition of MEZZANINE

:  a low-ceilinged story between two main stories of a building; especially :  an intermediate story that projects in the form of a balcony
a :  the lowest balcony in a theater
b :  the first few rows of such a balcony


French, from Italian mezzanino, from mezzano middle, from Latin medianus middle, median
First Known Use: 1711

Other Performing Arts Terms

diva, dramaturgy, loge, prestidigitation, proscenium, supernumerary, zany


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