from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A short aria.
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- n. a short aria.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A short aria, or air.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A short song; an air, or a little air.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a short aria
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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.
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.
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.
July 05, 2007 at 11: 52 AM i'm excited to see your arietta!
Mr. SANABRIA: Right well this is - in Cuban music, it's what we call a rumba arietta (ph), an open rumba.
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?
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 rapid arpeggios of the guitar tailed away, and the tenor began an arietta.
Milanese arietta; whose love notes, delivered by the unmusical Pietro, were about as effectively pathetic as the croak of the bull frog in a marsh, or screech of owl sentimentalising in ivied ruin; and to mark with what gravity, the Italian driver would beat his hand against the table; in tune to "Ben Baxter," or "The British Grenadiers," roared out more Anglico.