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aria

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noun \ˈär-ē-ə\

Simple Definition of aria

  • : a song in an opera sung by one person

Full Definition of aria

  1. 1 :  air, melody, tune; specifically :  an accompanied elaborate melody sung (as in an opera) by a single voice

  2. 2 :  a striking solo performance (as in a movie)

Origin of aria

Italian, literally, atmospheric air, modification of Latin aer


First Known Use: 1723


Aria

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geographical name \ˈa-rē-ə, ə-ˈrī-ə\

Definition of Aria

  1. 1 an E province of ancient Persian Empire; district now in NW Afghanistan & E Iran

  2. 2 — see herat




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