a short aria.
Historical Examples

The first is an “ariette,” with an accompaniment imitating the guitar.
Contemporary American Composers Rupert Hughes

Varvra Pvlovna played two or three little things of Thalberg’s, and coquettishly “recited” a French ariette.
A Nobleman’s Nest Ivan Turgenieff

noun (pl) -ettas, -ette (-ˈette), -ettes
a short relatively uncomplicated aria


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