Aria – A song for solo voice with an instrumental accompaniment, typically one in an opera or large piece of musical work
To remember what aria means use the following mnemonic:
Are sounds going to reach up (aria) into the highest balcony of the opera house? Will one person singing over come the orchestra and the distance? Yes is the answer.
Examples of aria in a sentence
We went to the opera and listened to an aria.
The composer wrote an aria.
The aria received a standing ovation.