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- \

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

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“Mezzo-soprano.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mezzo-soprano. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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mezzo-soprano

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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

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