a•ri•aPronunciation: (är'ē-u, âr'ē-u), [key]
an air or melody.
an elaborate melody sung solo with accompaniment, as in an opera or oratorio.
A•ri•aPronunciation: (är'ē-u, u-rī'u), [key]
—n. Class. Myth.
a nymph, the mother of Miletus, by Apollo.
a suffix occurring in scientific terms of Latin origin, esp. in names of biological genera and groups: filaria.
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