mezzo-soprano

noun
mez·​zo-so·​pra·​no | \-sə-ˈpra-(ˌ)nō, -ˈprä-\

Definition of mezzo-soprano 

: a woman's voice with a range between soprano and contralto also : a singer having this voice

First Known Use of mezzo-soprano

1838, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mezzo-soprano

Italian mezzosoprano, from mezzo + soprano soprano

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about mezzo-soprano

Share mezzo-soprano

Statistics for mezzo-soprano

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for mezzo-soprano

The first known use of mezzo-soprano was in 1838

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for mezzo-soprano

mezzo-soprano

noun

English Language Learners Definition of mezzo-soprano

music : a female singing voice that is higher than the contralto and lower than the soprano; also : a female singer with such a voice

More from Merriam-Webster on mezzo-soprano

See words that rhyme with mezzo-soprano

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about mezzo-soprano

Comments on mezzo-soprano

What made you want to look up mezzo-soprano? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

playful or foolish behavior

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Autumn Words of the Day 2018

  • a-top-down-image-of-road-through-an-autumn-forest
  • Which is a synonym of fugacious?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!