[mez-uh-neen, mez-uh-neen] /ˈmɛz əˌnin, ˌmɛz əˈnin/
the lowest balcony or forward part of such a balcony in a theater.
a low story between two other stories of greater height in a building, especially when the low story and the one beneath it form part of one composition; an entresol.
Also called mezzanine floor, entresol. an intermediate storey, esp a low one between the ground and first floor of a building
(theatre, US & Canadian) the first balcony
(theatre, Brit) a room or floor beneath the stage
of or relating to an intermediate stage in a financial process: mezzanine funding Often shortened to mezz
1711, “a low story between two tall ones in a building,” from French mezzanine (17c.), from Italian mezzanino, from mezzano “middle,” from Latin medianus “of the middle,” from medius (see medial (adj.)). Sense of “lowest balcony in a theater” first recorded 1927.
[fawr-tey] /ˈfɔr teɪ/ adverb, adjective, Music. 1. somewhat softer than forte but louder than piano; moderately loud.
[pee-ah-noh] /piˈɑ noʊ/ adverb, adjective, Music. 1. somewhat louder than piano but softer than forte; moderately soft.
[met-soh-ri-lee-voh, med-zoh-, mez-oh-] /ˈmɛt soʊ rɪˈli voʊ, ˈmɛd zoʊ-, ˈmɛz oʊ-/ noun, plural mezzo-relievos [met-soh-ri-lee-vohz, med-zoh-, mez-oh-] /ˈmɛt soʊ rɪˈli voʊz, ˈmɛd zoʊ-, ˈmɛz oʊ-/ (Show IPA) 1. sculptured relief intermediate between high relief and bas-relief. /ˌmɛtsəʊrɪˈliːvəʊ/ noun 1. carving in which the depth of the relief is halfway between that of high relief and […]
- Mezzo-soprano clef
noun, Music. 1. a C clef locating middle C on the line next to the lowest line of the staff.