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 (ä′rē-ĕt′ə) also a·ri·ette (-ĕt′)
A short aria.

[Italian, diminutive of aria, aria; see aria.]


(ˌærɪˈɛtə; Italian ariˈetta) or


n, pl -ettas, -ette (-ˈette) or -ettes
(Classical Music) a short relatively uncomplicated aria
[C18: from Italian, diminutive of aria]


(ˌær iˈɛt ə, ˌɑr-)

n., pl. -et•tas, -et•te (-ˈɛt i)
a short aria.
[1735–45; < Italian, =ari(a) aria + -etta -ette]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.arietta - a short ariaarietta - a short aria        
aria - an elaborate song for solo voice
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