Definitions for ARIAˈɑr i ə, ˈɛər i ə

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. aria(noun)

    an elaborate song for solo voice


  1. aria(Noun)

    A musical piece written typically for a solo voice with orchestral accompaniment in an opera or cantata.

  2. ARIA(Noun)

    A musical awards given by the Australian Recording Industry Association.

  3. Origin: From aria, metathesis from aerem, accusative of aer, from ἀήρ.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Aria(noun)

    an air or song; a melody; a tune

  2. Origin: [It., fr. L. ar. See Air.]


  1. Aria

    An aria in music was originally any expressive melody, usually, but not always, performed by a singer. The term became used almost exclusively to describe a self-contained piece for one voice, with or without orchestral accompaniment, normally part of a larger work. The typical context for arias is opera, but vocal arias also feature in oratorios and cantatas, sharing features of the operatic arias of their periods.

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