a short aria.
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
a short aria. Historical Examples The style of the two Arabesques and the more successful of the ariettes oubliées is perfect. The World’s Great Men of Music Harriette Brower This, for instance, is the first poem in the section called “ariettes Oublis.” The Kingdom of God is Within You, What is Art Lyof N. Tolstoi […]
thank you. Historical Examples He knew another word too, it was “arigato,” and it meant “thank you.” Captain June Alice Hegan Rice “arigato—arigato,” she said politely, as she bowed again and again. Little Sister Snow Frances Little
rightly; correctly; properly: I want to set things aright. Contemporary Examples At best, the artist gives us a fine-grained picture of her subjects, a picture that allows us to see them aright. Tears of Gaza: Why Context Matters Sigal Samuel September 24, 2012 Historical Examples “We don’t know how to direct it aright, that is […]
a member of a group of North American Indians of Pawnee origin who now inhabit the Dakota region. the Caddoan language spoken by the Arikara. Historical Examples “We are sorry we did not kill the white men,” was the word sent back by an Arikara. The Conquest Eva Emery Dye If the aged narrator had […]