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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
Ariose was first recorded in 1735–45. It is an Anglicized variant of Italian arioso.