ariose

[adj] - having a melody (as distinguished from recitative)
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Ariose

• (a.) Characterized by melody, as distinguished from harmony.
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ariose

songlike adjective having a melody (as distinguished from recitative)
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Ariose

Ar'i·ose adjective [ Italian arioso , from 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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