pl. -·si· or -·sos·
- a vocal style between aria and recitative
- a composition or passage in this style
Origin of ariosoItalian ; from aria, aria
in the style of an arioso
- a. A style used in opera and oratorio, similar to but more melodic than recitative.b. A passage rendered in this style.
- A short vocal solo having the melodic style but not the form of an aria.
In a melodic style like that of an aria. Used chiefly as a direction.
Origin of ariosoItalian, from aria, aria; see aria.