The definition of an aria is a song that is a melody for a solo voice with an instrumental accompaniment that is often performed in an opera.
An example of a well known aria is Celeste Aida from Aida.
an air or melody in an opera, cantata, or oratorio, esp. for solo voice with instrumental accompaniment
Origin of ariaItalian ; from Classical Latin aer, air
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Origin of -ariaModern Latin ; from L, neuter plural of -arius, -ary
- A solo vocal piece with instrumental accompaniment, as in an opera.
- An air; a melody.
Origin of ariaItalian aria, air, aria, from Latin aera, accusative of a&emacron;r, air, from Greek a&emacron;r; see wer-1 in Indo-European roots.
(plural arias or arie)
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- A musical awards given by the Australian Recording Industry Association.