arietta

[ ar-ee-et-uh; Italian ah-ree-et-tah ]
/ ˌær iˈɛt ə; Italian ˌɑ riˈɛt tɑ /

noun, plural ar·i·et·tas, ar·i·et·te [ar-ee-et-uh; Italian ah-ree-et-te] /ˌær iˈɛt ə; Italian ˌɑ riˈɛt tɛ/. Music.

a short aria.

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Also ar·i·ette [ar-ee-et] /ˌær iˈɛt/.

Origin of arietta

1735–45; < Italian, equivalent to ari(a) aria + -etta -ette
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arietta

ariette (ˌærɪˈɛt)

/ (ˌærɪˈɛtə, Italian ariˈetta) /

noun plural -ettas, -ette (-ˈette) or -ettes

a short relatively uncomplicated aria

Word Origin for arietta

C18: from Italian, diminutive of aria
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