From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Music
ariaa‧ri‧a /ˈɑːriə/ noun [countable] APMa song that is sung by only one person in an opera or oratorio
Examples from the Corpus
ariaSo now, investors hope the fat lady sings an aria, not a tragic opera.He had not won an election, sung an aria, or even built up a business empire.My first teacher was a failed bass-baritone who had me singing big dramatic arias.Della Jones brings a new vitality to her mezzo arias.But Wolfgang was set on going to Munich, armed with two new arias for Aloysia.With some kinds of solo song, or even operatic aria, the accompaniment should be a mere background murmur.The accompanying of the arias was exemplary.
Origin aria (1700-1800) Italian air