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a·ri·o·so

 (ä′rē-ō′sō, -zō) Music
n. pl. a·ri·o·sos
1.
a. A style used in opera and oratorio, similar to but more melodic than recitative.
b. A passage rendered in this style.
2. A short vocal solo having the melodic style but not the form of an aria.
adv. & adj.
In a melodic style like that of an aria. Used chiefly as a direction.

[Italian, from aria, aria; see aria.]

arioso

(ˌɑːrɪˈəʊzəʊ; ˌæ-)
n, pl -sos or -si (-siː)
(Classical Music) music a recitative with the lyrical quality of an aria
[C18: from Italian, from aria]

a•rio•so

(ˌær iˈoʊ soʊ, ˌɑr-)

n., pl. -sos.
a musical passage having the character of a recitative or a simple aria.
[1735–45; < Italian: literally, songlike]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.arioso - (music) a short recitative that is melodic but is not an ariaarioso - (music) a short recitative that is melodic but is not an aria
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
recitative - a vocal passage of narrative text that a singer delivers with natural rhythms of speech
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Salgari ha una sua mitologia, autonoma, in cui rifugiarsi; una mitologia che nei momenti migliori gli suggerisce squarci ariosi e carichi di mistero" (2012a: 10).
He gave it contours in tempi, harmonies, leitmoifs and instrumentation, used large intervallic leaps to begin sung phrases, "dry" but markedly expressive recitations on a tone, and he combined the ariosi and the regular binary song forms.