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Topic: THEATRE

Date: 1700-1800
Language: French
Origin: Italian mezzanino, from mezzano 'middle'

mezzanine

noun
     
mez‧za‧nine [countable]
1TBB a small floor that is built between two other floors in a building:
the mezzanine floor
2 American EnglishAPT the lowest balcony in a theatre, or the first few rows of seats in that balcony
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