Definition of aria in English:

aria

noun

Music
  • A long accompanied song for a solo voice, typically one in an opera or oratorio.

    • ‘The concert will include many opera favourites including arias from Bizet, Puccini and Dvorak.’
    • ‘Two seasons ago she gave a thrilling concert of Verdi arias for the Concert Association.’
    • ‘The first two cantatas consist of two arias, each preceded by a recitative.’
    • ‘Only Bartoli could have made best-selling albums out of obscure arias by Scarlatti, Vivaldi and Gluck.’
    • ‘Songs, arias, and operatic scenes are mixed together, and that works well too.’
    tune, melody, song, theme, strain, refrain, piece, aria
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Origin

Early 18th century: from Italian, from Latin aer air.

Pronunciation:

aria

/ˈɑːrɪə/