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ariose


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ariose  \Ar"i*ose\,  a.  [It.  arioso,  fr  aria.] 
  Characterized  by  melody,  as  distinguished  from  harmony. 
 
  Mendelssohn  wants  the  ariose  beauty  of  Handel;  vocal 
  melody  is  not  his  forte;  the  interest  of  his  airs  is 
  harmonic.  --Foreign 
  Quart.  Rev. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ariose 
  adj  :  having  a  melody  (as  distinguished  from  recitative)  [syn:  {songlike}] 




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