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a melody; a solo as in an opera: Her aria was beautifully sung.
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area – surface, extent, or range: He combed the area for evidence.
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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.]
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(Classical Music) an elaborate accompanied song for solo voice from a cantata, opera, or oratorio. See also da capo
[C18: from Italian: tune, air]
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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]
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]
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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"
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aria[ˈɑːrɪə] N → aria f
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aria[ˈɑːriə] n (MUSIC) → aria f
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n → Arie f
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aria[ˈɑːrɪə] n → aria
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