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aria

noun \ˈär-ē-ə\

: a song in an opera sung by one person

Full Definition of ARIA

1
:  air, melody, tune; specifically :  an accompanied elaborate melody sung (as in an opera) by a single voice
2
:  a striking solo performance (as in a movie)

Origin of ARIA

Italian, literally, atmospheric air, modification of Latin aer
First Known Use: 1723

Other Music Terms

cacophony, chorister, concerto, counterpoint, madrigal, obbligato, presto, presto, refrain, riff, segue

Aria

geographical name \ˈa-rē-ə, ə-ˈrī-ə\

Definition of ARIA

1
an E province of ancient Persian Empire; district now in NW Afghanistan & E Iran
2
— see herat

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