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arioso

[ ahr-ee-oh-soh, ar-; Italian ah-ryaw-saw ]
/ ˌɑr iˈoʊ soʊ, ˌær-; Italian ɑˈryɔ sɔ /
Music.
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adjective, adverb
in the manner of an air or melody.
noun, plural a·rio·sos.
an arioso composition or section.
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Origin of arioso

1735–45; <Italian: literally, songlike. See aria, -ose1
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British Dictionary definitions for arioso

arioso
/ (ˌɑːrɪˈəʊzəʊ, ˌæ-) /

noun plural -sos or -si (-siː)
music a recitative with the lyrical quality of an aria

Word Origin for arioso

C18: from Italian, from aria
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