arioso

[ahr-ee-oh-soh, ar-; Italian ah-ryaw-saw]Music.
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noun, plural a·rio·sos.
  1. an arioso composition or section.

Origin of arioso

1735–45; < Italian: literally, songlike. See aria, -ose1
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Related Words for arioso

melodious, dulcet, ariose, arioso, canorous

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British Dictionary definitions for arioso

arioso

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

Word Origin for arioso

C18: from Italian, from aria
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Word Origin and History for arioso

"melodious, in a melodious way," 1742, from Italian aria "melody" (see aria).

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