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ariose

[ar-ee-ohs, ar-ee-ohs]
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adjective
  1. characterized by melody; songlike.
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Origin of ariose

First recorded in 1735–45; Anglicized variant of arioso
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Examples from the Web for ariose

Historical Examples

  • Without being at all ariose, the symphony is full of melody.

    Contemporary American Composers

    Rupert Hughes