arioso


ari·o·so

noun \ˌär-ē-ˈō-(ˌ)sō, -(ˌ)zō\
plural ari·o·sos also ari·o·si\-(ˌ)sē, -(ˌ)zē\

Definition of ARIOSO

:  a musical passage or composition having a mixture of free recitative and metrical song

Origin of ARIOSO

Italian, from aria
First Known Use: circa 1724

Rhymes with ARIOSO

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