Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A short aria.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A short song; an air, or a little air.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Mus.) A short aria, or air.

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  • noun music a short aria.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a short aria

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Italian, diminutive of aria, aria; see aria.]

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Italian breeze

Examples

  • If you have any questions about this research, you can contact me at (732) 407-7928 or ltrub@gc.cuny.edu, or my advisors Dr. Arietta Slade at (212) 650-5658 or arietta.slade@gmail.com and Dr. Tracey Revenson at (212) 817-8709 or trevenson@gc.cuny.edu.

    Mary Kay Bray’s Copy of Time Out of Joint

  • When I play the arietta of the last sonata … (Soundbite of song, "Piano Sonata No. 32") Mr. SCHIFF: This really is, to me, a musical equivalent of a gracias in a Mass, saying thanks to God.

    Andras Schiff Surmounts Beethoven's Sonatas

  • That song, “Eli, Eli,” a dramatic arietta, became an immediate favorite and soon became a featured solo by Bertha Kalich and many other female performers of the day, even some in the general entertainment field.

    Jewish Women and Jewish Music in America.

  • That song, “Eli, Eli,” was a dramatic arietta that became an immediate favorite and soon became a featured solo of many other female performers of the day, even those in general entertainment.

    Yiddish Musical Theater in the United States.

  • July 05, 2007 at 11: 52 AM i'm excited to see your arietta!

    All is not Sturm und Drang...

  • When I play the arietta of the last sonata … (Soundbite of song, "Piano Sonata No. 32") Mr. SCHIFF: This really is, to me, a musical equivalent of a gracias in a Mass, saying thanks to God.

    Andras Schiff Surmounts Beethoven's Sonatas

  • Mr. SANABRIA: Right well this is - in Cuban music, it's what we call a rumba arietta (ph), an open rumba.

    A Master on a Masterwork: Machito's 'Kenya'

  • This arietta, however, she no sooner began to perform, than he and the justice fell asleep; but the moment she ceased playing, the knight waked snorting, and exclaimed, ‘O cara! what d’ye think, gentlemen?

    The Expedition of Humphry Clinker

  • After tea, we were entertained with a sonata on the harpsichord by lady Bullford, who sung and played to admiration; but Sir Thomas seemed to be a little asinine in the article of ears, though he affected to be in raptures, and begged his wife to favour us with an arietta of her own composing. —

    The Expedition of Humphry Clinker

  • The rapid arpeggios of the guitar tailed away, and the tenor began an arietta.

    Captain Corelli's Mandolin

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