from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See mezzo.


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  • Jim, I love watching this dial testing because you can see in real time people's reaction to the speech whether they liked it, whether they didn't like it, or whether they were just kind of mezza mezza on the whole thing.

    CNN Transcript Feb 25, 2009

  • ROBERTS: Ed, other than tough talk and trying to take some action at the Security Council that Russia could veto if it were anything less than just kind of mezza mezza, is there anything that the White House can do to turn this back?

    CNN Transcript Aug 11, 2008

  • No decent person, man or women, would linger in that area nor was there much in the way of $7.75 mezza plates to be found in the area.

    Matthew Yglesias » By Request: Missing the Trees

  • Ci vuole circa mezz'ora ad andare e mezza a tornare, e spero che se lo faccio abbastanza spesso la salita mi fara' meno male.

    Embrace the Princetonness

  • At 60, Pavarotti can still produce a melting mezza voce, but this crowd was hungry for volume, the more, the better.

    Gambling On A Career? Say It Ain't So, Luciano.

  • Pensavo che accatastare mezza tonnellata di legname stancasse a sufficienza, eppure…

    No Fat Clips!!! : Tired

  • “Barba ben saponata mezza fatta” = well lathered is half shaved.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Mr. Licitra is a protégé of one of the exemplary postwar Verdi stylists, Carlo Bergonzi, and he has that great tenor's unforced elegance of line, command of mezza voce and the capacity to adjust the timbre of his voice to suit the requisite emotion, from a stentorian, almost baritone thickness that promises a great Otello one day, to the reedy plaintiveness of La Traviata 's Alfredo.

    Is Licitra Tomorrow's Tenor? The Heir Apparent Appraised

  • Keeping well back in the throng, he followed McKnight and a whole band of people out into the mezza - nine and down the wide, sweeping metal staircase into the lobby.

    Second Skin

  • He should have been on the fortieth floor, What was he doing coming out of the men's room on the mezza - nine?

    Second Skin


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