Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Characterized by melody, as distinguished from harmony.

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

  • adjective Characterized by melody, as distinguished from harmony.

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  • adjective melodic and song-like.

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

  • adjective having a melody (as distinguished from recitative)

Etymologies

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from Italian arioso

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