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

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Recent Examples on the Web For the next six months, the fashion-friendly collection, handpicked by Nordstrom’s VP of Creative Projects Olivia Kim, will exist on both the mezzanine level above her just-as-stylish Nike x Nordstrom boutique and online at SeeYouTomorrow. Eliza Huber,, "Nordstrom Tackles Resale — & The Curated Collection Is Next-Level," 31 Jan. 2020 The steel mezzanine was custom-built for the unit that features oak flooring laid in a diagonal pattern., "Live/work lofts blend form, function," 17 Jan. 2020 The woman in Row B of the mezzanine crinkling her Twizzlers after inhaling a bag of pretzels during the overture was the last straw! Seth Fradkoff, Town & Country, "The New Rules of Theater Etiquette," 17 Oct. 2019 The geometry of the mezzanine was intended to create a fluid visual connection between the spaces. Robert Rufino, ELLE Decor, "In This New York Apartment, the Forward-Thinking Design is the True Star," 22 Sep. 2019 For $120 a ticket, ring in the new year with table service at Cooper Lounge on the mezzanine overlooking the Great Hall. Beth Rankin, The Know, "End the decade with a blowout at these Denver New Year’s Eve parties," 19 Dec. 2019 The Pentagon stop was closed for several hours as crews worked to remove several inches of water that hit the mezzanine level of the station. Washington Post, "Metro to build new water line at Pentagon stop after flood hits station," 5 Dec. 2019 But its private dining room on the mezzanine level has attracted another set of supernatural guests, according to its staff. John-john Williams Iv,, "The stories behind Baltimore’s most haunted bars, restaurants and hotels," 22 Oct. 2019 Gawk-worthy ante-chambers willy-nilly in a now unused basement and maybe a picture gallery along the mezzanine-level sporting paintings or photos of the famous (or, at-least, semi-famous) who stayed in the hotel are welcome. Christopher Smith, Orange County Register, "Getting grand at San Diego’s U.S. Grant," 31 Oct. 2019

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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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15 Feb 2020

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“Mezzanine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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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
US : the lowest balcony in a theater

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