mezzanine

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

Definition of mezzanine

  1. 1 :  a low-ceilinged story between two main stories of a building; especially :  an intermediate story that projects in the form of a balcony

  2. 2a :  the lowest balcony in a theaterb :  the first few rows of such a balcony

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Origin and Etymology of mezzanine

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


First Known Use: 1711

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MEZZANINE Defined for English Language Learners

mezzanine

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Definition of mezzanine for English Language Learners

  • : 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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