Meaning of aria

a•ri•a

Pronunciation: (är'ē-u, âr'ē-u), [key]
— n.
  1. an air or melody.
  2. an elaborate melody sung solo with accompaniment, as in an opera or oratorio.

A•ri•a

Pronunciation: (är'ē-u, u-rī'u), [key]
— n. Class. Myth.
  1. a nymph, the mother of Miletus, by Apollo.

-aria

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a suffix occurring in scientific terms of Latin origin, esp. in names of biological genera and groups: filaria.
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