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English definition of “mezzo-soprano”

mezzo-soprano

noun [C or U]     /ˌmet.səʊ.ʃəˈprɑː.nəʊ/ US  /-soʊ.səˈpræn.oʊ/ (plural mezzo-sopranos) (informal mezzo)
a voice or musical part lower than soprano but higher than contralto, or a singer with this type of voice: She's the country's leading mezzo-soprano.Voice ranges
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