Definitions for ARIAˈɑr i ə, ˈɛər i ə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

a•ri•aˈɑr i ə, ˈɛər i ə(n.)(pl.)a•ri•as.

  1. an air or melody.

    Category: Music and Dance

  2. an elaborate melody sung solo with accompaniment, as in an opera or oratorio.

    Category: Music and Dance

Origin of aria:

1735–45; < It; see air

-aria

  1. a suffix occurring in scientific terms of Latin origin, esp. in names of biological genera and groups:

    filaria.

    Category: Affix

Origin of -aria:

< L: fem. sing. or neut. pl. of -ārius -ary

Princeton's WordNet

  1. aria(noun)

    an elaborate song for solo voice

Wiktionary

  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

Freebase

  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.


Translations for ARIA

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

air(noun)

the mixture of gases we breathe; the atmosphere

Mountain air is pure.

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