mezza voce

adverb or adjective
mez·​za vo·​ce | \ ˌmet-sä-ˈvō-(ˌ)chā How to pronounce mezza voce (audio) , ˌmed-zä-\

Definition of mezza voce

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

First Known Use of mezza voce

1776, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mezza voce

Italian, half voice

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