noun, plural a·rio·sos.
Origin of arioso
Examples from the Web for arioso
Historical Examples of arioso
Then it degenerates somewhat into an arioso, almost Italian.Contemporary American Composers
The oboe has a kind of arioso phrase with trilling of flutes and clarinets, answered in trumpets and harp.
Still more impressively is this mastery of expression shown in the arioso recitatives.Music in the History of the Western Church
His forms are very free, and the recitative is almost wholly in the arioso style with full orchestral accompaniment.How Music Developed
W. J. Henderson
Arioso in the recitative indicates an interpolated passage of vocal melody.Life Of Mozart, Vol. 1 (of 3)
noun plural -sos or -si (-siː)
Word Origin for arioso
"melodious, in a melodious way," 1742, from Italian aria "melody" (see aria).