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Meaning of ARIOSE

Pronunciation:  'aree`ows

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  having a melody (as distinguished from recitative)
 

ARIOSE is a 6 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: melodic, melodious, musical, songlike
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ar"i*ose\, a. [It. arioso, fr. aria.]
Characterized by melody, as distinguished from harmony.

      Mendelssohn wants the ariose beauty of Handel; vocal
      melody is not his forte; the interest of his airs is
      harmonic.                                --Foreign
                                               Quart. Rev.

 

 

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