Definition of Mezzo-soprano

1. Noun. A soprano with a voice between soprano and contralto.

Exact synonyms: Mezzo
Generic synonyms: Soprano
Specialized synonyms: Horne, Marilyn Horne



2. Noun. The female singing voice between contralto and soprano.
Exact synonyms: Mezzo
Generic synonyms: Singing Voice

Definition of Mezzo-soprano

1. Noun. A voice or voice part intermediate in compass between soprano and contralto ¹

2. Noun. A person having such a voice ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Mezzo-soprano

1. Having a medium compass between the soprano and contralto; said of the voice of a female singer. A person having such a voice. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Mezzo-soprano

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Sixty Years of California Song by Rosana Margaret Kroh Blake Alverson (1913)
"Carrigan, Mrs., 1896 mezzo-soprano ... 1912 mezzo-soprano Also accompanist for studio Caswell, Mabel, 1890, '91, '92, ... Rose, 1900, '03 mezzo-soprano ..."

2. The Musical World (1876)
"Duet for mezzo-soprano and baritone ... ... ... ... F. Enoch... O breathe, ye sweet roses ... Terzetto for and mezzo-soprano soprano, mezzo, and contralto . ..."

3. The Art of Singing: Based on the Principles of the Old Italian Singing by William Shakespeare (1910)
"Lamperti says that the mezzo-soprano and soprano should ai'. ... The characteristic note of the mezzo-soprano in this register is F (fifth line), ..."

4. University Musical Encyclopedia by Louis Charles Elson (1912)
"ACCOMPANIED VOCAL MUSIC BY JOHN PYKE HULLAH Origin—Vocal Solo Repertoire—Mezzo Soprano and Barytone Voices—Solo Performances of Amateurs—Importance of the ..."

5. The Antiquary (1873)
"The voice for which h is suited is mezzo soprano. Persia during the Famine. A Narrative of a Tour in the East, and of the Journey out and home. ..."

6. Choir and Chorus Conducting: A Treatise on the Organization, Management by Frederick William Wodell (1901)
"The first soprano should have a light, lyric voice, singing easily around upper E, F and G. With this voice should be associated a light, high mezzo-soprano ..."

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