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Borrowed from French mezzanine, from Italian mezzanino, from mezzano (middle), from Latin medianus.


  • IPA(key): /ˌmɛzəˈniːn/, /ˈmɛzəˌniːn/
  • (file)


mezzanine (plural mezzanines)

  1. A secondary floor, in between the main floors of a building; entresol.
    On our way to the top floor, we stopped at the mezzanine.
    • 2020 December 2, Paul Bigland, “My weirdest and wackiest Rover yet”, in Rail, page 68:
      On arrival at Birmingham New Street, I make my way upstairs to the mezzanine to get shots of an almost deserted concourse, polka-dotted with social distancing circles like some strange board-game.
  2. A small window used to light such a secondary floor.
  3. The lowest balcony in an auditorium.
  4. Additional flooring laid over a floor to bring it up to some height or level.
    • 2019 November 21, Samanth Subramanian, “How our home delivery habit reshaped the world”, in The Guardian[1]:
      In these sheds, individual products rest on short racks, so they can be reached more easily by employees who pick and box orders. In order to fit more racks, companies put in several mezzanine levels. As a result, the sheds rise taller: 21 metres, compared to B2B’s 15 metres.
  5. (theater) A floor under the stage, from which contrivances such as traps are worked.


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mezzanine (not comparable)

  1. (engineering) Fulfilling an intermediate or secondary function.
    To make interconnections easier, we added a mezzanine PCB.



Borrowed from Italian mezzanino.


  • IPA(key): /me(d).za.nin/, /mɛ(d).za.nin/
  • (file)


mezzanine f (plural mezzanines)

  1. (architecture) mezzanine; entresol


  • English: mezzanine

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