Definition of aria in English:


Line breaks: aria
Pronunciation: /ˈɑːrɪə


  • A long accompanied song for a solo voice, typically one in an opera or oratorio.
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    • Songs, arias, and operatic scenes are mixed together, and that works well too.
    • Only Bartoli could have made best-selling albums out of obscure arias by Scarlatti, Vivaldi and Gluck.
    • The concert will include many opera favourites including arias from Bizet, Puccini and Dvorak.


early 18th century: from Italian, from Latin aer 'air'.

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