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arioso

play
noun, ari·o·so \ˌär-ē-ˈō-(ˌ)sō, -(ˌ)zō\

Definition of arioso

plural ariosos also ariosiplay \-(ˌ)sē, -(ˌ)zē\

  1. :  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

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