Mezzo

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mezzo is the Italian word for "half", "middle" or "medium." mezza is the feminine equivalent. It is pronounced /ˈmɛtso/ in English, but /ˈmɛddzo/ in Italian.

In music, mezzo is the beginning of various Italian musical terms

  • Mezzo-soprano, a type of classical female singing voice whose range lies between the soprano and the contralto singing voices
  • Mezzo forte ("medium-loud") and mezzo piano ("medium-quiet"), musical terms for dynamics, see dynamics (music)
  • Mezzo carattere, in opera, a character who is part-serious, part comic
  • Mezzo legato and mezzo staccato, articulation halfway between legato and staccato

Mezzo may also refer to: