What does the word mezzo mean?

Usage examples for mezzo

  1. Not only had Bridget a voice, a very sweet mezzo- contralto, but she sang with remarkable feeling. – The Crown of Life by George Gissing
  2. Afternoon: drive on the Via Appia as far as Torre Mezzo Strada; in returning, see the Baths of Caracalla. – Walks in Rome by Augustus J.C. Hare