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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aria  \A"ri*a\,  n.  [It.,  fr  L.  a["e]r.  See  {Air}.]  (Mus.) 
  An  air  or  song;  a  melody;  a  tune. 
 
  Note:  The  Italian  term  is  now  mostly  used  for  the  more 
  elaborate  accompanied  melodies  sung  by  a  single  voice, 
  in  operas,  oratorios,  cantatas,  anthems,  etc.,  and  not 
  so  much  for  simple  airs  or  tunes. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  aria 
  n  1:  an  elaborate  song  for  solo  voice 
  2:  an  elaborate  song  for  solo  voice 




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