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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Definitions for ariose

  1. characterized by melody; songlike.

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Citations for ariose
He turned and looked at her, concern for her making his ariose voice a bit rougher than usual ... Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, A Feast in Exile, 2001
... he loosed the ariose floods of his voice, till a gusty song of the spring-time seemed to fill the garden. James Maurice Thompson, "The Mill of God," Scott's Monthly Magazine, July 1869
Origin of ariose
1735-1745
Ariose was first recorded in 1735–45. It is an Anglicized variant of Italian arioso.