Origin of ariaItalian from Classical Latin aer, air
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
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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 āera accusative of āēr air from Greek āēr ; see wer-1 in Indo-European roots.
(plural arias or arie)
- Australian Recording Industry Association
- A musical awards given by the Australian Recording Industry Association.
- Aria College in Portsea was opened in 1874 for the training of Jewish ministers.
- In and below the grounds of the Villa Aria, close to it, are the remains of an Etruscan town of the 5th century B.C., protected on the west by the mountains, on the east and south by the river, which by a change of course has destroyed about half of it.
- Zend asha for Sanskrit tha, Old Persian aria (in dy taxerxes); fravashi for Pahlavi fravardln, New Persian ferrer tn ie spirits of the dead).
- In Asia Alexander learnt that Bessus had taken the diadem as Darius' successor in Bactria, but so soon as he marched against him Aria rose in his rear, and Alexander had to return in all haste to bring the revolt under.
- MALARIA, an Italian colloquial word (from mala, bad, and aria, air), introduced into English medical literature by Macculloch (1827) as a substitute for the more restricted terms "marsh miasm" or "paludal poison."