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mezzo-soprano

noun [C or U] uk   /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.
Translations of “mezzo-soprano”
in Chinese (Traditional) 次高音, 女中音, 次高音歌手…
in Chinese (Simplified) 次高音, 女中音, 次高音歌手…
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