arietta

arietta

[ar-ee-et-uh; Italian ah-ree-et-tah]
noun, plural ariettas, ariette [ar-ee-et-uh; Italian ah-ree-et-te] . Music.
a short aria.
Also, ariette [ar-ee-et] .


Origin:
1735–45; < Italian, equivalent to ari(a) aria + -etta -ette

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arietta or ariette (ˌærɪˈɛtə, Italian ariˈetta, ˌærɪˈɛt)
 
n , pl -ettas, -ette, -ettes
a short relatively uncomplicated aria
 
[C18: from Italian, diminutive of aria]
 
ariette or ariette (ˌærɪˈɛtə, Italian ariˈetta, ˌærɪˈɛt, -ˈette)
 
n
 
[C18: from Italian, diminutive of aria]

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