Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as arietta.

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  • noun music A short aria, or air.

Etymologies

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French ariette from Italian arietta.

Examples

  • So saying, with practical philosophy he whistled the burden of his last composed ariette, and signed away the rest of his royal possessions without pulling off his glove, or even reading the instrument.

    Anne of Geierstein

  • That was part of an ariette which M. de la Fayette's music played the day the K (ing) went to the Hotel de Ville, as I have been informed by a pamphlet, wrote to abuse Mr. Neckar, and which is incomparably well wrote.

    George Selwyn His Letters and His Life

  • In the middle of this din, the Baron repeatedly implored silence; and when at length the instinct of polite discipline so far prevailed, that for a moment he obtained it, he hastened to beseech their attention ` ` unto a military ariette, which was a particular favourite of the Marechal Duc de

    The Waverley

  • Squire Western, who, surrounded by piqueurs, and girt with the conventional cor de chasse of the Gallic sportsman, sings the following ariette, diversified with true

    Fielding

  • Squire Western, who, surrounded by piqueurs, and girt with the conventional cor de chasse of the Gallic sportsman, sings the following ariette, diversified with true

    Fielding

  • In the middle of this din, the Baron repeatedly implored silence; and when at length the instinct of polite discipline so far prevailed that for a moment he obtained it, he hastened to beseech their attention 'unto a military ariette, which was a particular favourite of the Marechal Duc de Berwick'; then, imitating, as well as he could, the manner and tone of a French musquetaire, he immediately commenced, --

    Waverley

  • In the middle of this din, the Baron repeatedly implored silence; and when at length the instinct of polite discipline so far prevailed, that for a moment he obtained it, he hastened to beseech their attention 'unto a military ariette, which was a particular favourite of the Marechal Duc de

    Waverley: or, 'Tis sixty years since

  • In the middle of this din, the Baron repeatedly implored silence; and when at length the instinct of polite discipline so far prevailed that for a moment he obtained it, he hastened to beseech their attention 'unto a military ariette, which was a particular favourite of the Marechal Duc de Berwick'; then, imitating, as well as he could, the manner and tone of a French musquetaire, he immediately commenced, --

    Waverley — Complete

  • In the middle of this din, the Baron repeatedly implored silence; and when at length the instinct of polite discipline so far prevailed that for a moment he obtained it, he hastened to beseech their attention 'unto a military ariette, which was a particular favourite of the Marechal Duc de Berwick'; then, imitating, as well as he could, the manner and tone of a French musquetaire, he immediately commenced, --

    Waverley — Volume 1

  • Christie's infallible feel for style elucidates the refinement of texture and brings out delightful detail in the shape, for instance, of limpid pastoral flutes or the busy string lines in L'Amour's virtuoso ariette Vole Zéphire in Les Fêtes d'Hébé and the gathering momentum of the scene that follows.

    Telegraph.co.uk: news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

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