mezzo

Definitions

  • THE HARBOR OF MEZZO
    THE HARBOR OF MEZZO
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mezzo the female singing voice between contralto and soprano
    • n mezzo a soprano with a voice between soprano and contralto
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Mezzo (Mus) Mean; not extreme.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • mezzo In music, middle; half; mean; moderate. Abbreviated M.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
It., from L. medius, middle, half. See Mid (a.)

Usage

In literature:

She sings very sweetly with a mezzo-soprano voice that is clear and tender.
"Floyd Grandon's Honor" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
Several of these selections are to be had for a low voice or a high voice, but most of them are for mezzo-soprano or baritone.
"The Masters and their Music" by W. S. B. Mathews
Nearer to Gravosa is Mezzo, the ancient Delaphodia, which also belonged to Ragusa.
"The Shores of the Adriatic" by F. Hamilton Jackson
Mezzo-soprano, you know; I don't mind a G now and then, but don't let me have them too often.
"The Daughters of a Genius" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
To get the best flute sounds, a full, smooth, mezzo-soprano gives the best effect.
"The Speech of Monkeys" by R. L. Garner
They are, severally, soprano, mezzo, and contralto.
"Shakespeare and Music" by Christopher Wilson
It is perhaps to some extent true that prints from mezzo plates lack somewhat in dignity of effect and fidelity of representation.
"Engraving for Illustration" by Joseph Kirkbride
Bass would have been more sublime, mezzo-soprano more piquant.
"Fifty Contemporary One-Act Plays" by Various
I am promised before long the role of mezzo-soprano.
"The Jew" by Joseph Ignatius Kraszewski
I think the daughter will have a very pretty voice, like her mother's, a rich, low mezzo.
"Italian Letters of a Diplomat's Life" by Mary Alsop King Waddington
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In poetry:

L'Ospedale gli manda le sue spoglie,
E il Cimiter gli manda i suoi poeti,
Che in mezzo ai sepolcreti
Tentano col pensier le eterne soglie....
"Veritas, Vanitas!" by Ferdinando Fontana
L'ho vista la chiesuola; essa e` perduta
In mezzo ai campi come un eremita;
Ed e` deserta, solitaria e muta,
Qual chi studia il problema della vita.
"La Chiesetta Dei Morti" by Ferdinando Fontana
Pensava egli al domani?--Pensava egli all'ieri?
Forse pensava a nulla!
--Con piglio indifferente
Egli passava in mezzo--allo stuol della gente
Ed automa ambulante--si guardava i ginocchi.
"Fuoco" by Ferdinando Fontana
E quelli fur giorni di gioja
Al paragon di questo!... Allora i canti
Giocondamente mi nascean nel cranio.
Ed io, recando un ideai tesoro
Di poesia, indifferente o lieto
Passavo in mezzo alle sventure mie!
"Meriggio" by Ferdinando Fontana
He lit a fifty-cent cigar and then his wife did say:
"Your life insurance it will lapse if it you do not pay."
He turned from her in sorrow, for breaking was his heart,
And in a mezzo barytone to her did say, in part:
"I Cannot Pay That Premium" by Franklin Pierce Adams
Le madri abbandonavano--le culle dei bambini;
E, fra l'essere donne--curiose o madri buone,
Prendeano il mezzo termine--d'affacciarsi al verone,
Tenendo sempre a bada--colla coda dell'occhio
Il letticciuolo, dove--miagolava il marmocchio.
"Fuoco" by Ferdinando Fontana

In news:

Denyce Graves, 48, Baltimore, mezzo-soprano .
Young mezzo-soprano tries her hand at one of opera's richest roles.
Mezzo-soprano Margaret Mezzacappa will perform in Opera New Jersey's "Il Trovatore," which opens July 8.
Mezzo Soprano Joyce DiDonato Returns Home After Grammy Win.
Acclaimed Mezzo-Soprano Kirstin Chavez in Residence at NMSU.
Dick Blume/The Post-Standard Mezzo-soprano Cindy Sadler as Katisha in comes to accept the marriage proposal of baritone Matthew Hayward in Syracuse Opera's production of Gilbert & Sullivan's "The Mikado".
Cancer fight gives mezzo-soprano Zheng Cao a new reason to sing.
Italian mezzo-soprano Giulietta Simionato dies.
Dick Blume/The Post-Standard Mezzo-soprano Cindy Sadler as Katisha in comes to accept the marriage proposal of baritone Matthew Hayward in Syracuse Opera's production of Gilbert & Sullivan's "The Mikado ".
Minneapolis — Mezzo-soprano Jennifer Larmore is making her debut with the Minnesota Orchestra this week.
Had her high school friend Eleanor not chosen Maryville College and influenced Delores Ziegler to come here as well, Ziegler might have ended up a psychiatrist instead of one of the greatest mezzo-sopranos in the opera world.
Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo soprano.
CHAZY — It was a three-hour name game before Paige Garnot, Alex Mesick, Maeghan McDonald and Patricia Coupal settled on Mezzo Misses.
Mezzo-soprano Bernarda Fink is that rare kind of singer who seems to sing to each member of an audience in what is like a personal conversation, which she did Monday night at Union College.
Welsh mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins will be the featured performer at this year's "Joy of Song" Pioneer Day Concert with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
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In science:

Inter-mezzo The concepts that we have explained so far are sufficient to as semble a calculus S ′ TP which covers generic type-preserving traversal.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
Infine si d`a un’ interpretazione combinatoria di alcuni dei risultati ottenuti, per mezzo di opportune classi di cammini di Motzkin.
The fine structure of 321 avoiding involutions
Come si pu `o vedere dalla figura soprastante, le schede J2S che sono state progettate e realizzate nell’ambito di questa tesi di laurea rappresentano il mezzo che consente l’interfacciamento tra le due realt `a sopra citate.
Progetto di un detector a camera di ionizzazione per esperimenti SAXS
PIG `e stata prodotta in 60 esemplari: esse permettono una connessione diretta, per mezzo di un connettore specifico miniaturizzato, alle schede SAXS Hybrid, prodotte dal gruppo FEC presso il Sincrotrone di Amburgo, che ospitano 2 integrati JAMEX ciascuna e si connettono direttamente all’anodo del detector.
Progetto di un detector a camera di ionizzazione per esperimenti SAXS
Si consideri il campo elettrico - ma la stessa cosa vale per il campo magnet ico - di un’onda elettromagnet ica caratterizzata da un certo  in un mezzo avente indice di rifrazione di fase nf .
Ionospheric HF radio propagation in problems and computer assignments
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