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a·ri·a

 (ä′rē-ə)
n.
1. A solo vocal piece with instrumental accompaniment, as in an opera.
2. An air; a melody.

[Italian aria, air, aria, from Latin āera, accusative of āēr, air, from Greek āēr; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]

aria

(ˈɑːrɪə)
n
(Classical Music) an elaborate accompanied song for solo voice from a cantata, opera, or oratorio. See also da capo
[C18: from Italian: tune, air]

a•ri•a

(ˈɑr i ə, ˈɛər i ə)

n., pl. a•ri•as.
1. an air or melody.
2. an elaborate melody sung solo with accompaniment, as in an opera or oratorio.
[1735–45; < Italian; see air]

-aria

a suffix occurring in scientific terms of Latin origin, esp. in names of biological genera and groups: filaria.
[< Latin: feminine singular or neuter pl. of -ārius -ary]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aria - an elaborate song for solo voicearia - an elaborate song for solo voice  
opera - a drama set to music; consists of singing with orchestral accompaniment and an orchestral overture and interludes
song, vocal - a short musical composition with words; "a successful musical must have at least three good songs"
arietta, short aria - a short aria

aria

noun song, air, tune, melody an Italian operatic aria

aria

noun
A pleasing succession of musical tones forming a usually brief aesthetic unit:
Obsolete: note.
Translations
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The volume therefore aims to provide "a basis for determining the music-historical placement and assessment of Pachelbel's arias" while also serving "the needs of performers, even though the topical nature of the texts will probably pose an obstacle to the widespread acceptance of these arias in today's musical life" (p.
Gwyneth, to her credit, may know a thing or two about singing: She's scheduled to perform an aria from Mozart's "Magic Flute" on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" on Monday.
By prefacing each aria and sacred work with a listing of instrumentation, Hurwitz uses a device not usually seen in a study of vocal works.
Between his last term as president and the recent election campaign, Arias nurtured his Arias Peace Foundation, which promotes the demilitarization of society, as Costa Rica has done, and traveled globally speaking about human rights.
Shortly after he completed his master's degree, Arias began a seven-year stint at Follman Properties, working as an assistant property manager handling office, retail, warehouse and mixed-use facilities.
Andrew Watson, the show's director of creation, conceived of the role with Arias in mind, sensing that the appropriate tone would be set for the audience by the discordant experience of listening to a husky male voice emerge from a feminine figure in fabulous black gowns, a thicket of long black hair, and emerald eye shadow.