mez·​za·​nine | \ ˈme-zə-ˌnēn How to pronounce mezzanine (audio) , ˌme-zə-ˈnēn \

Definition of mezzanine

1 : a low-ceilinged story between two main stories of a building especially : an intermediate story that projects in the form of a balcony
2a : the lowest balcony in a theater
b : the first few rows of such a balcony

Examples of mezzanine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These funds differ based on their strategy (e.g., direct lending or fund of funds) and the type of debt provided (e.g., senior, subordinated or mezzanine debt). Kelli Click, Forbes, 21 Dec. 2021 According to the release, the Whole Foods will include an upstairs mezzanine with a lounge, arcade and outdoor seating overlooking Towsontown Boulevard West. Mckenna Oxenden,, 20 Dec. 2021 Additional recording booths and a mezzanine overview have been added while the use of natural light is widely employed. Peter Mikelbank,, 13 Dec. 2021 The confectionery construction will be available to view in The Broadmoor's main building mezzanine through New Year's Day. Cailey Rizzo, Travel + Leisure, 8 Dec. 2021 Northern Lights will have capacity for up to 120 people, with 2,300 square feet on the main and mezzanine levels, according to the proposal. Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 6 Dec. 2021 Unlike typical financing sources, such as mezzanine financing, which can charge 10 to 15 percent interest, PACE financing is usually as low as 5 or 5.5 percent, which enables projects to be more fiscally stable, Gutierrez said. Elena Bruess, San Antonio Express-News, 25 Oct. 2021 Popp's renovations to the space include removing the existing mezzanine level bar and installing additional audio-visual equipment. Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 6 Dec. 2021 Other additions rounded out the space: The Alexandria Art League opened a school, store and gallery on a mezzanine level, and the city’s archaeology museum also moved in. Washington Post, 1 Dec. 2021

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First Known Use of mezzanine

1711, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for mezzanine

French, from Italian mezzanino, from mezzano middle, from Latin medianus middle, median

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The first known use of mezzanine was in 1711

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12 Jan 2022

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“Mezzanine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of mezzanine

: 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

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