mezzo


mezzo

adjective

  1. middle; medium; half.

noun, plural mez·zos.

  1. a mezzo-soprano.

adverb

  1. moderately; quitemezzo forte; mezzo piano

noun plural -zos

  1. See mezzo-soprano (def. 1)

adj.“half, moderate,” Italian mezzo, literally “middle,” from Latin medius (see medial (adj.)). Also used in combinations such as mezzo-soprano (1753) and mezzotint (1738).

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