arioso

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

Definition of arioso

plural

ariosos

also

ariosi

play \-(ˌ)sē, -(ˌ)zē\
  1. :  a musical passage or composition having a mixture of free recitative and metrical song

Origin and Etymology of arioso

Italian, from aria


First Known Use: 1820


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