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mezzo–soprano

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noun mez·zo–so·pra·no \-sə-ˈpra-(ˌ)nō, -ˈprä-\

Simple Definition of mezzo–soprano

  • music : a female singing voice that is higher than the contralto and lower than the soprano; also : a female singer with such a voice

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of mezzo–soprano

  1. :  a woman's voice with a range between soprano and contralto; also :  a singer having this voice

Origin of mezzo–soprano

Italian mezzosoprano, from mezzo + soprano soprano


First Known Use: circa 1753

Rhymes with mezzo–soprano


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