mezzo-soprano

noun

mez·​zo-so·​pra·​no ˌmet-(ˌ)sō-sə-ˈpra-(ˌ)nō How to pronounce mezzo-soprano (audio)
-ˈprä-,
ˌmed-(ˌ)zō-
: a woman's voice with a range between soprano and contralto
also : a singer having this voice

Word History

Etymology

Italian mezzosoprano, from mezzo + soprano soprano

First Known Use

1838, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mezzo-soprano was in 1838

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Cite this Entry

“Mezzo-soprano.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mezzo-soprano. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition

mezzo-soprano

noun
mez·​zo-so·​pra·​no
ˌmet-sō-sə-ˈpran-ō,
ˌmed-zō-,
-ˈprän-
: a woman's voice between that of the soprano and contralto
also : a singer having such a voice

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