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Meaning of mezzo-soprano

mez•zo-so•pran•o

Pronunciation: (met'sō-su-pran'ō, -prä'nō, med'zō-, mez'ō-), [key]
— n., pl. adj. -pran•os, -pran•i
—n.
  1. a voice or voice part intermediate in compass between soprano and contralto.
  2. a person having such a voice.
—adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or suitable to a mezzo-soprano.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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