aria da capo

[ ahr-ee-uhduh-kah-poh ]

noun,plural arias da capo.
  1. 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

Words Nearby aria da capo Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use aria da capo in a sentence

  • The aria da capo has disappeared entirely from the modern Italian opera.

    How Music Developed | W. J. Henderson