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 āera accusative of āēr air from Greek āēr ; 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.