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aria da capo

[ahr-ee-uh duh kah-poh] /ˈɑr i ə də ˈkɑ poʊ/
noun, plural arias da capo.
an operatic aria in three sections with the first and third sections alike and the middle section contrasting.
Origin of aria da capo
< Italian: literally, air from the head, i.e., beginning Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The aria da capo has disappeared entirely from the modern Italian opera.

    How Music Developed W. J. Henderson

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