Aria meaning

ärē-ə
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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.

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A solo vocal piece with instrumental accompaniment, as in an opera.
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Australian Recording Industry Association.
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A musical awards given by the Australian Recording Industry Association.
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An air or melody in an opera, cantata, or oratorio, esp. for solo voice with instrumental accompaniment.
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An air; a melody.
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(bot., zool.) Forming the scientific names of taxonomic groups.
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(music) A musical piece written typically for a solo voice with orchestral accompaniment in an opera or cantata.
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Origin of aria

  • ModL < L, neut. pl. of -arius, -ary

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • Italian aria air, aria from Latin āera accusative of āēr air from Greek āēr wer-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Italian aria, metathesis from Latin aerem, accusative of āēr, from Ancient Greek ἀήρ (aēr, “air”). Cognate to air.

    From Wiktionary