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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

I promised the daughter also some French ariettes, one of which I began to-day.
The Letters of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Vol. 1 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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


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