aria da capo

[ahr-ee-uh duh kah-poh]

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019