an air or melody.
an elaborate melody sung solo with accompaniment, as in an opera or oratorio.
- area, aria
Other definitions for Aria (2 of 3)
a nymph, the mother of Miletus, by Apollo.
Other definitions for -aria (3 of 3)
a suffix occurring in scientific terms of Latin origin, especially in names of biological genera and groups: filaria.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023
How to use aria in a sentence
It was as dark a piece of writing as has been in the show, and an amazing aria of despair.Scandal’s Most Scandalous Character: Jeff Perry on Playing Cyrus | Kevin Fallon | February 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The basic premise of the fan fic is that Hanna, Spencer, and aria are all pregnant.50 Shades of Fall TV: New Girl, Scandal, and More Television Fan Fiction | Amy Zimmerman | October 16, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Anna Netrebko, Russian star of the Metropolitan Opera, wrapped up Friday's Lincoln Center events with a stirring aria.
And I really wanted aria to move on to another relationship.
“I think you should look me up in a couple years,” he tells aria in Unbelievable.
In the orchestration of the aria from Undine, he says, the pianoforte plays an important and really beautiful part.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky | Modeste Tchaikovsky
Without a curtain, or something of the sort, the aria will be devoid of all meaning, and ruined!Beethoven's Letters 1790-1826, Volume 1 of 2 | Lady Wallace
Every composition used in instruction, be it simple exercise or elaborate aria, should be first of all melodious.The Psychology of Singing | David C. Taylor
The laces made in the Greek islands probably owe their origin to Venice, showing the same “punti in aria.”Needlework As Art | Marian Alford
I never listened to anything more magnificently done than Lascelle's singing of the big baritone aria.Memoirs of an American Prima Donna | Clara Louise Kellogg
British Dictionary definitions for aria
an elaborate accompanied song for solo voice from a cantata, opera, or oratorio: See also da capo
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cultural definitions for aria
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.