American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A mezzo-soprano.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In music, middle; half; mean; moderate. Abbreviated M.
- n. music mezzo-soprano
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Mus.) Mean; not extreme.
- n. a soprano with a voice between soprano and contralto
- n. the female singing voice between contralto and soprano
- Abbreviation of mezzosoprano (Wiktionary)
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“The mezzo was the New Zealander Wendy Dawn Thompson, with whom I once briefly corresponded in before-she-was-famous days.”
“News LAWRENCE | It's always exciting to observe a young artist such as mezzo-soprano Sasha”
“Instructors will include singers who enjoy international careers, such as mezzo-soprano Elizabeth Bishop, baritone Gregory Rahming and mezzo-soprano”
“The admirable Bernarda Fink is the soloist in the Nietzsche setting, though some may prefer more of a contralto sound than Fink's lightish mezzo; and for all the transparent beauty of the Concertgebouw's strings, the finale's hymn is never transcendent as it can be.”
“I had heard mezzo-soprano Michelle de Young a few years ago in a concert performance of the second act of "Tristan.”
“Mezzo Marie Lenormand was sweetly swaggering as the Fox, who woos and wins the Vixen; baritone Joshua Bloom was pure testosterone as Harašta; and mezzo Melissa Parks was imposing as the Forester's impatient wife and the Owl for which she wore a cagelike garment flecked with feathers.”
“I had the pleasure of attending opening night of The Tales of Hoffmann on August 5, and three principals stood out, vocally and dramatically: mezzo Catherine McKay Martin as Niklausse, bass-baritone Craig Irvin who sang the four devils, and tenor Nathaniel Peake in the title role.”
“This tour is in support of her recording-come-homage to 19th century mezzo Maria Malibran.”
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