• WordNet 3.6
    • n aria an elaborate song for solo voice
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Aria (Mus) An air or song; a melody; a tune.☞ 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n aria In music: A rhythmical and metrical melody or tune for a single voice (rarely for a monophonous instrument), having a vocal or instrumental accompaniment: distinguished from a song by being less simple and less purely lyrical. The aria grande is the next most elaborate species of solo vocal music to the scena (which see).
    • n aria A distinct form of solo vocal music, distinguished by a clear division into three parts, namely, a principal section, a subordinate section, and a repetition, with or without alterations, of the first section: otherwise known as the da capo form.
    • n aria A solo movement, whether in strict aria form or not, in an extended vocal work, like an opera or an oratorio: as, the soprano aria “I know that my Redeemer liveth.”
    • n aria Special varieties of movement or style are indicated by adding various terms: as, aria cantabile, an aria in a flowing, connected style, with but slight accompaniment; aria concertato, an aria of large dimensions, with an elaborate or concerted accompaniment; aria parlante, an aria in which the dramatic delivery of the text is conspicuous; aria di bravura or d'agilita, an aria in which special opportunity is given for vocal display through rapid passages and figures, trills and other embellishments, extreme notes, and the like; aria d'imitazione, an aria in which the music recalls some physical sound like the song of birds, the noises of battle, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Aria ā′ri-a an air or rhythmical song introduced in a cantata, oratorio, or opera, and intended for one voice supported by instruments.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
It., fr. L. aër,. See Air
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
It., from root of Air.


In literature:

When announced, he listened absently, and continued his aria unmoved by such trivialities.
"From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life" by Captain A. T. Mahan
Then in the Mozart selections, the "Dove sono" is an aria requiring to be sung with a very pure tone and good style.
"The Masters and their Music" by W. S. B. Mathews
He played arias and melodies from "Seelewig" to Dorothea.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
The aria from "Lucia," with emphasis on the sentimental notes, greatly affected Marya Dmitrievna.
"A Nobleman's Nest" by Ivan Turgenieff
It's an aria from Lucia and I don't want to miss it.
"The Radio Boys Trailing a Voice" by Allen Chapman
Arias, Ricardo, speech of, 145-148.
"Latin America and the United States" by Elihu Root
Prize Aria for tenor and orchestra.
"Annals of Music in America" by Henry Charles Lahee
But, unluckily, Gomez Arias felt in no hurry to return.
"Gomez Arias" by Joaquín Telesforo de Trueba y Cosío
Scarlatti, Alessandro, Aria da capo, 14; operatic overture, 119.
"Music: An Art and a Language" by Walter Raymond Spalding
The Gluck aria, which Mme.
"The So-called Human Race" by Bert Leston Taylor
He still has a craze for singing arias, and accompanies his hideous squalling on a wretched jarring, jangling guitar, all out of tune.
"Weird Tales. Vol. I" by E. T. A. Hoffmann
Listen, listen to the aria of all arias.
"The Serapion Brethren." by Ernst Theordor Wilhelm Hoffmann
Davila, Juan Arias, 171, 177, 184.
"Cathedrals of Spain" by John A. (John Allyne) Gade
She did not appear until nearly the end of the first part of the concert, when she came on to sing an Italian aria.
"A Life Sentence" by Adeline Sergeant
It is followed by a graceful aria for tenor, which leads up to the best number in the work, a trio in canon form.
"The Standard Cantatas" by George P. Upton
They consequently hastened off to communicate their suspicions to Arias.
"The Memoirs of the Conquistador Bernal Diaz del Castillo, Vol 2 (of 2)" by Bernal Diaz del Castillo
Aria had half risen from the chair.
"Circle of Flight" by Richard Stockham
Pyrus Aria (White Beam tree).
"Trees and Shrubs for English Gardens" by Ernest Thomas Cook
Not the two arias together!
"Confessions of an Opera Singer" by Kathleen Howard
With the rise of the Da Capo aria the cantata became a group of two or three arias joined by recitative.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 2" by Various

In poetry:

Ardi, un'ala sul mare è solitaria.
Ondeggia come pallido rottame.
E le sue penne, senza più legame,
sparse tremano ad ogni soffio d'aria.
"L’Ala Sul Mare" by Gabriele D Annunzio
"Ave, o Signor, che ci desti la vita,
"Che loto ed aria quaggiu` ci mettesti!
"Possente Iddio, la tua bonta` infinita
"Fa che si manifesti!...
"Circolo" by Ferdinando Fontana
"La stessa brama, che tu senti, avranno,
"Morir dovendo, l'aria e il loto allora...
"Ma poi, mutati, Iddio benediranno
"D'essere rose ancora...
"Circolo" by Ferdinando Fontana
We all have hearts that shake alike
Beneath the arias of Fate's hand;
Although the cynics sneering stand,
These too the deathless powers strike.
"The Cynic's Fealty" by Rose Hawthorne Lathrop
"A che tanto terror?... Prima d'un mese
"Che saran le tue foglie?... Od aria o loto.
"Per ridonarle a te, l'April cortese
"Le fara` d'aria e loto.
"Circolo" by Ferdinando Fontana
Cagliari e` gaja; ha un'aria patriarcale,
E del buon tempo antico ama la legge;
E non pensa a mutar la cattedrale
Lo strano campanil che la protegge.
"Cagliari" by Ferdinando Fontana

In news:

Kevin Christ and Nancy Arias Carranza.
And Mrs David Christ of Spencer, announce the engagement of their son, Kevin Christ, to Nancy Arias Carranza, daughter of Cecilia Carranza, of San Jose, Costa Rica .
Brodie worked with Basil Twist on Arias With A Twist.
0Justin Bieber serenaded his friend and fellow performer Selena Gomez to his hit "One Less Lonely Girl" during Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve at Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.
Two of the other defendants , Luis Mendoza and Lorenzo Arias, have already been convicted and sentenced to the death penalty.
The Wagyu Beef Filet Mignon being prepared on the grill at the Tetsu Teppan Grill at the Aria Las Vegas.
Aria debuts live multi-action poker.
Waves to supporters during a Democratic election party at the Aria on Tuesday.
Lower Makefield Zoning board denies Aria exception request.
Pianist Kerry Baham accompanied soprano Dana Pundt as they presented a program of art songs, opera arias and Christmas favorites.
'Pretty Little Liars': Ian Harding Teases Ezra 's Job Hunt, Aria Romance and a 'New Rosewood' (Video).
The program will include a sprightly concerto by Michel Corrette, glorious arias by J.
American Fish at Aria features refined American cuisine by Chef Michael Mina.
Doors open at 8 pm for Aria Flame 's debut.
Not Arias, who has an improbable number of big moments in 2012 for a guy who was a nonroster invitee to spring training.

In science:

Nevertheless, we give here the proof, since the results of Arias-Castro et al. cover only the square matrices in this particular setting.
Detection of a sparse submatrix of a high-dimensional noisy matrix
The first claim corresponds to Lemma 3 in Arias-Castro et al. claim follows from the Abel’s transform of the series for the expectation.
Detection of a sparse submatrix of a high-dimensional noisy matrix
Arias-Castro, E., Cand`es, E.J. and Durand, A. (2011) Detection of an anomalous clusters in a network.
Detection of a sparse submatrix of a high-dimensional noisy matrix
Arias-Castro, E., Cand`es, E. J. and Plan, Y. (2010) Global Testing and Sparse Alternatives: ANOVA, Multiple Comparisons and the Higher Criticism. arXiv:1007.1434 .
Detection of a sparse submatrix of a high-dimensional noisy matrix
Arias-Castro et al. (2011b, 2010); Donoho and Jin (2004); Ingster et al. (2010) have studied the detection of a sparse vector corrupted by noise under various sparsity assumptions.
Optimal detection of sparse principal components in high dimension
Arias-Castro et al. (2011a) studied a problem related to sparse PCA detection but closer to the shifted sub-matrix problem.
Optimal detection of sparse principal components in high dimension
We have, as in Addario-Berry et al. (2010); Arias-Castro et al.
Optimal detection of sparse principal components in high dimension
Arias-Castro, E., Bubeck, S. and Lugosi, G. (2011a).
Optimal detection of sparse principal components in high dimension
Our ob jective here is admittedly more modest and a more closely related is our own paper Arias-Castro et al. (2012), which focuses entirely on the case where the sample size is equal to one (i.e., m = 1).
Detecting Positive Correlations in a Multivariate Sample
The connection between the detection-of-means problem with the correlation detection problem studied here was detailed (for m = 1) in our previous paper (Arias-Castro et al., 2012), where ρ was found to correspond to µ2 .
Detecting Positive Correlations in a Multivariate Sample
This representation was used in Arias-Castro et al. (2012) to obtain a general lower bound that seemed otherwise out of reach of more standard methods based on the second moment of the likelihood ratio.
Detecting Positive Correlations in a Multivariate Sample
We obtain a general lower bound in Section 2 akin to, but not a straightforward extension of, the lower bound we obtained in Arias-Castro et al. (2012).
Detecting Positive Correlations in a Multivariate Sample
In a recent work Arias-Gonzalez [181] has extended these theories by incorporating the effect of interactions between the neighboring nucleotides.
Template-directed biopolymerization: tape-copying Turing machines
However, Arias-Gonzalez [181] assumed an equilibrium pathway for the process which implies absence of dissipation.
Template-directed biopolymerization: tape-copying Turing machines
Arias-Castro et al. [2011] studied the asymptotic relative power of both tests under either a dense or a sparse alternative hypothesis.
Blockwise and coordinatewise thresholds as pivots for modern ANOVA tests