Definition of mezzo carattere in English:

mezzo carattere

noun

Music
  • In opera: the quality of being intermediate in style or tone between seriousness and comedy.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Thomas Busby (1754–1838), composer and author. From Italian mezzo carattere from mezzo middle, half + carattere character.

Pronunciation

mezzo carattere

/ˌmɛtsəʊ ˌkarəˈtɛːreɪ/ /ˌmɛdzəʊ ˌkarəˈtɛːreɪ/