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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ With some kinds of solo song, or even operatic aria, the accompaniment should be a mere background murmur.
▪ Recorded operatic arias for Granada Television.
▪ Such was the enthusiasm that you might have thought that the Collector had just sung an aria.
▪ Taking a break from singing an ear-splitting aria, Chang Yaohua casts a glance at the odd building in the background.
▪ My bladder sings a searing boozy aria, and my brain thinks of nothing but that release catch.
▪ So 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.
▪ After dinner, Mitch Lathrop challenges Campbell to identify sopranos singing various arias Lathrop has spent all day taping from old records.
▪ My grandmother loved opera, and as she scrubbed the floor she would sing one aria or another.
▪ But Wolfgang was set on going to Munich, armed with two new arias for Aloysia.
▪ Della Jones brings a new vitality to her mezzo arias.
▪ 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.
▪ So now, investors hope the fat lady sings an aria, not a tragic opera.
▪ The accompanying of the arias was exemplary.
▪ With some kinds of solo song, or even operatic aria, the accompaniment should be a mere background murmur.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

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.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

from Italian aria, literally "air" (see air (n.1)).


acr. '''''' n. A musical awards given by the Australian Recording Industry Association.

  1. n. an elaborate song for solo voice

  2. an elaborate song for solo voice


An aria (; ; plural: arie , or arias in common usage, diminutive form arietta or ariette) in music was originally any expressive melody, usually, but not always, performed by a singer. The term became used almost exclusively to describe a self-contained piece for one voice, with or without orchestral accompaniment, normally part of a larger work. The typical context for arias is opera, but vocal arias also feature in oratorios and cantatas, sharing features of the operatic arias of their periods.

Aria (disambiguation)

An aria is a self-contained expressive melody for one voice usually with orchestral accompaniment.

  • The acronym ARIA usually refers to the Australian Recording Industry Association

Aria or ARIA may also refer to:

Aria (comics)

Aria is a comic book metaseries published by Image Comics, written by Brian Holguin and drawn by Jay Anacleto. Its central concept is that 'mythic beings exist in the modern world,' a premise seen in numerous works of dark contemporary fantasy. There have been several Aria miniseries written over the course of 1999–2003, which have been collected in trade paperbacks.

Aria (French airline)

Aria is an airline based in Mulhouse, France. It operates ad hoc passenger and cargo flights, as well as medevac flights. Its main base is Paris - Le Bourget Airport

Aria (Asia album)

Aria is the fifth studio album by British rock band Asia, released in 1994. It was their second album released after the band's reformation in 1992.

Aria (satrapy)

Aria ( Ar(e)ia, Latin Aria, representing Old Persian. Haraiva, Avestan Haraeuua) is the name of an Achaemenid region centered on the Herat city of present-day western Afghanistan. In classical sources, Aria has been several times confused with the greater region of ancient Ariana, of which Aria formed a part.

Aria (guitar company)

Aria is a Japanese manufacturer of acoustic and electric guitars and basses.

Aria (Belgian comic)

Aria is a Belgian comic book series written and drawn by Michel Weyland, with colours by Nadine Weyland. It debuted in Tintin in August 1979.

Aria (Gianna Nannini album)

Aria is the seventeenth album released by Gianna Nannini in 2002. It reached number 7 on the Italian album chart and number 29 on the album chart in Switzerland.

Aria (name)

Aria (Hebrew: לביאה) is a female and male given name, which means "lioness" in Aramaic and Hebrew, and "air" in Italian, and first people in Persian, The name may refer to:

Aria (magazine)

Aria is a Japanese monthly Josei, and shōjo manga magazine published by Kodansha. In April 2010 an announcement was made about plans for a new magazine; its first issue was published on July 28, 2010. The magazine is released in size B5 paper. The magazine targets a more mature audience of women between the ages of 16 and 22.

In 2013, Kodansha increased Arias print count by roughly 500% to approximately 80,000 copies because of the demand for the prologue chapter of the Attack on Titan spin-off Attack on Titan: No Regrets, which was published before the serialization began.

Aria (manga)

is a utopian science fantasy manga by Kozue Amano. The series was originally titled when it was published by Enix in the magazine Monthly Stencil, being retitled when it moved to Mag Garden's magazine Comic Blade. Aqua was serialized in Stencil from 2001 to 2002 and collected in two tankōbon volumes. Aria was serialized in Comic Blade from November 2002 to April 2008 and collected in twelve volumes. The series has been adapted as an anime television series, with a first season broadcast in 2005, a second season in 2006, an OVA released September 2007, and a third season in 2008 that ended around the same time as the manga serialization.

ADV Manga released English translations of the first three volumes of Aria in 2004, before dropping the license. Tokyopop then acquired the English-language rights to Aqua as well as Aria. Tokyopop released the two volumes of Aqua on October 2007 and February 2008, and six volumes of Aria between January 2008 and December 2010. The anime is licensed in North America by The Right Stuf International, which released all three seasons a box sets under its Nozomi Entertainment imprint between 30 September 2008 and 2 March 2010.

The series is set in the 24th century on a terraformed Mars, now named Aqua, and follows a young woman named Akari Mizunashi as she trains as an apprentice gondolier (known as Undines). The series has been praised for its calm pacing, optimistic worldview, beautiful art, and, for the anime, the quality of the soundtrack. A new OVA, called Aria the Avvenire, will be released in the 10th anniversary Blu-Rays of the anime series between 24 December 2015 and 24 June 2016.

Aria (band)

Aria is a Russian heavy metal band that was formed in 1985 in Moscow. Although it was not the first Soviet band to play heavy music, Aria was the first to break through to mainstream media and commercial success. According to several public polls, Aria ranks among top 10 most popular Russian rock bands. Their sound resembled that of NWOBHM bands, for which they were dubbed the "Russian Iron Maiden" in the media. Most of Aria's lyrics have been written not by the band's members but by professional poets Margarita Pushkina and Alexander Yelin.

Aria is the root of so-called "Aria Family": several bands formed by its former members. In 1987, four ex-members of Aria formed the band Master, who are still considered, along with Aria, one of the most influential Russian metal bands. Vocalist Valery Kipelov, who was the main voice of the band for the majority of albums they have released, departed in 2002 and formed his own heavy-metal band Kipelov.

Till Lindemann & Richard Kruspe of Rammstein have covered an Aria song, " Shtil" (Штиль). In this cover version, the song's name is Germanized and spelled as "Schtiel".

Aria (film)

Aria is a 1987 British anthology film produced by Don Boyd from Virgin Group's visual section consisting of ten short films by a variety of directors. It was entered into the 1987 Cannes Film Festival.

Each segment features its director's visual accompaniment to arias and scenes from operas. Each film has minimal dialogue (most have none at all), with most of the spoken content being the operas' lyrics ( libretto) in Italian, French, or German.

The music archive source was RCA Red Seal Records (which at the time included Erato Records, a label which later went to Warner Music; RCA is now a part of Sony Music Entertainment, further complicating the film's music rights).

ARIA (cipher)

In cryptography, ARIA is a block cipher designed in 2003 by a large group of South Korean researchers. In 2004, the Korean Agency for Technology and Standards selected it as a standard cryptographic technique.

The algorithm uses a substitution-permutation network structure based on AES. The interface is the same as AES: 128-bit block size with key size of 128, 192, or 256 bits. The number of rounds is 12, 14, or 16, depending on the key size. ARIA uses two 8×8-bit S-boxes and their inverses in alternate rounds; one of these is the Rijndael S-box.

The key schedule processes the key using a 3-round 256-bit Feistel cipher, with the binary expansion of 1/ as a source of " nothing up my sleeve numbers".

Aria (storage engine)

Aria is a storage engine for the MariaDB and MySQL relational database management systems. Its goal is to make a crash-safe alternative to MyISAM. It is not yet transactional but plans to add proper support for database transactions at some point in the future. The long-term goal is for Aria to be the default transactional and non-transactional storage engine for MariaDB. It has been in development since 2007 and was first announced by Michael "Monty" Widenius on his blog. Aria is used for internal temporary tables in MariaDB, a community-developed branch of the MySQL database led by Widenius. Aria is not shipped with MySQL or Percona Server, but is included in the TokuDB release of MariaDB.

The Maria project is hosted on Launchpad.

Aria was initially named "Maria", as a reference to Monty's youngest child. It was renamed Aria in 2010 to avoid confusion with the main database it is developed for, MariaDB.

Usage examples of "aria".

He said that he had traveled all over the world when he was young and that he had studied opera in Milan and in Buenos Aires and as they rolled through the countryside he sang arias and gestured with great vigor.

Don Andres Arias Xiron to the arch deaconship and to the chaplaincy of the royal hospital for its administration, which had been the cause of the suits and quarrels.

Balensa, was currently living with her lover, a Hemingway revivicist named Aria Mote, was situated on the roof of one of the outer, lower exclaves of the urbanplex.

But the severe mathematics of recursive architecture are lost in the first ornament of aria.

He is responsible for the fanciful roulades, the long arias and the many features of this part of dramatic music which please the unthinking, but mark such a wide departure from the severe and noble, if narrow, ideal of the original inventors of this form of art.

I got the car and Went to my home ana was ther We gopt the first out aria sead you Will have to beet Me up.

She clears her throat and takes the deep breaths Dona Gertrudis has coached her to take before she begins an aria.

But when speaking of the rendition of Handelian arias, he evidently uses the term vibrato in the same sense as Sieber does tremolando.

His brother, Lieutenant-Colonel Vara del Rey, is wounded and a prisoner in my hands, together with the following officers: Captain Don Antonio Vara del Rey, Captain Isidor Arias, Captain Antonio Mansas, and Captain Manuel Romero, who, though severely wounded, will all probably survive.

He was leaving one pleasurable venue, a box at the Royal Festival Hall where he had been attending a charity recital of Offenbach arias, and was heading for another, the Palm Court at the Waldorf Hotel.

The egg masses of Schistocerca greg aria the desert locust, that were buried in the loose earth along the edge of the lake, released their flightless nymphs.

The mayor was a man called Jose Arias Ximenez, and from what the Spaniards at Old Providence had said, he was evil: cruel and corrupt, he was a man almost ruined now because the absence of the plate fleet had cut the bribes and commissions he could extort from ship masters and traders from Panama.

Arias Ximenez, who was also the mayor of Portobelo, and he had been acting, he told Ned petulantly, under the orders of the Viceroy of the Province of Panama, Don Juan Perez de Guzman.

He had begun following Zanni Bonvecino everywhere except to the donniker, and gamely trying to imitate his every comic turn except the aria singing.

Joanna spoke of the feelings the arias had raised in her, it was with an intensity Arthur had never glimpsed in her before.