[ar-ee-et-uh; Italian ah-ree-et-tah]
- a short aria.
Also ar·i·ette [ar-ee-et] /ˌær iˈɛt/.
Origin of arietta
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Examples from the Web for ariettes
This, for instance, is the first poem in the section called "Ariettes Oublis."The Kingdom of God is Within You, What is Art
Lyof N. Tolstoi
The style of the two Arabesques and the more successful of the Ariettes oubliées is perfect.The World's Great Men of Music
I promised the daughter also some French ariettes, one of which I began to-day.The Letters of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Vol. 1
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
- a short relatively uncomplicated aria
C18: from Italian, diminutive of aria
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