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aria
as in:  sang an aria


The year before he died, Pavarotti sang an aria during the opening ceremony of the 2006 Winter Games in Turin.
  an elaborate song for solo voice with accompaniment
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  • The year before he died, Pavarotti sang an aria during the opening ceremony of the 2006 Winter Games in Turin.
  • The week’s workload was heavy, but while thinking of Kalden, every query was some glorious aria.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • After Stanchion introduced her, she sang an aria in a voice so clear and pure that I forgot my anxiety for a while and was ensnared by her song.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Richie, a lesser man, could tune a. car, tear a motor boat apart, plaster a ceiling, build a house, and sing an aria from Carmen.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide

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  • This outburst—this little aria—had come so swiftly that it surprised me; her fingers trembled slightly.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • A symphony of grinding, a chorus of popping, an aria of exploding, and finally, the sad clapping of hard metal cutting into soft trees.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • She was growing interested in her occupation of picking out the aria, when there was a second rap at the door.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • He drones bars of Ferrando’s aria di sortita.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Right in the middle of the aria.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • All Randy heard was a mockingbird tuning up for his morning aria.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon

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  • Only chants, songs, arias, speeches, cries, cheers, accusations, shrieks.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • My last view through the round window was of Vlad uncorking the medicine bottle and dumping the entire contents into the soup while belting out an opera aria.
    Kenneth Oppel  --  Airborn
  • Pietro Crespi left for the capital of the province an hour after receiving the letter, and on the road he missed his mother, who arrived punctually Saturday night and at Aureliano’s wedding sang the sad aria that she had prepared for the wedding of her son.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • He said that he had traveled all over the world when he was young and that he had studied opera in Milan and in Buenos Aires and as they rolled through the countryside he sang arias and gestured with great vigor.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  All the Pretty Horses
  • Ann has stayed behind to practice her aria for Assembly Day—the day when our families will descend upon Spence and see what marvels of womanhood we’re becoming.
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • The mother who painted the walls of their Chicago homes the color of flowers; who planted tomatoes and roses in her garden; sang arias; practiced solos on her son’s drum set; boogied along with the Soul Train dancers; glued travel posters on her kitchen wall with Karo syrup; herded her kids weekly to the library, to public concerts, to museums; wore a button on her lapel that said "Feed the People Not the Pentagon"; who never went beyond the ninth grade.
    Sandra Cisneros  --  The House on Mango Street
  • Swann had gone forward into the room, under pressure from Mme. de Saint-Euverte and in order to listen to an aria from Orfeo which was being rendered on the flute, and had taken up a position in a corner from which, unfortunately, his horizon was bounded by two ladies of ’uncertain’ age, seated side by side, the Marquise de Cambremer and the Vicomtesse de Franquetot, who, because they were cousins, used to spend their time at parties in wandering through the rooms, each clutching her…
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • I was triumphant and sang Italian arias.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Notes from the Underground
  • And she had no patience with his arias of the unreal.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • He would put on his best clothes, shave, and play his favorite opera arias on the gramophone.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • The women I knew back in New York grumbled from down low in the gut, in messy plaints, everything spoken in 2 A.M. arias.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • And when the aria ended, after a few seconds of silence the students would erupt into a roar of appreciation that put the audiences of major opera houses to shame.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • The walls were papered with dated, now faded murals of Venice, Rome and Florence; the softly piped-in music was predominantly operatic arias and tarantellas, and the lighting indirect with pockets of shadows.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Suddenly, one of them, an incredibly gaunt man with a long drooping mustache, runs in front of the camera and begins to shout: "a ma la ge zen ba dam gal nun ka aria su su na an da…. "The sounds spread from him to his neighbors, spreading across the flight deck like a wave.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • Aria Montgomery burrowed her face in her best friend Alison DiLaurentis’s lawn.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • He slid down to the carpeted floor and watched his mother, whose name was Aria, leapfrog her way across the room and back.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • In the house Storace had finished the ARIA, and was even now bowing in her classic garb, but in approved eighteenth-century fashion, to the enthusiastic audience, who cheered her to the echo.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • Like Desdemona singing her willow song, she finds relief by turning her sorrow into lyrical form, a lovely aria about the nightingale, once a mortal woman who in her madness killed her son: "Think how Pandáreos’ daughter, pale forever, sings as the nightingale in the new leaves through those long quiet hours of night, on some thick-flowering orchard bough in spring; how she rills out and tilts her note, high now, now low, mourning for Itylos whom she killed in madness- her child, and…
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • If you started at the bobsled finish line in Dorf and worked your way up the slope along a forest path with several wooden bridges that crossed the run as it descended from Schatzalp, you could—omitting detours, arias, and exhausted pauses— be there in twenty minutes.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • His sisters Alia and Aria were said to be in an orphanage in another district, but he knew nothing certain about them.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • ARIA
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Clash of Kings
  • The aria sinking, All else continuing, the stars shining, The winds blowing, the notes of the bird continuous echoing, With angry moans the fierce old mother incessantly moaning, On the sands of Paumanok’s shore gray and rustling, The yellow half-moon enlarged, sagging down, drooping, the face of the sea almost touching, The boy ecstatic, with his bare feet the waves, with his hair the atmosphere dallying, The love in the heart long pent, now loose, now at last tumultuously bursting,…
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • Aria brushed away her pink-striped hair and breathed in the warm early-evening air.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • "Not it," Spencer, Emily, and Aria quickly followed.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • Spencer whispered to Aria, who then started pretending to eat invisible lice off Hanna’s scalp like a monkey.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • Aria frowned, taking a seat on a lavender floor pillow.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • Ali’s eyes flickered to a stuffed pig puppet that was peeking out of Aria’s purple sweater-knit tote bag.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • Aria was always carrying around weird things— stuffed animals, random pages torn out of old novels, postcards of places she’d never visited.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • Aria shrugged and pulled the stuffed pig out of her bag.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • Aria and Hanna exchanged a look.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • Spencer and Aria reluctantly nodded.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • Aria twitched her left foot.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • When she heard the door slam, Aria opened her eyes.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • Aria moved out to the porch.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • Aria stepped back through the door.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • Aria creased her forehead.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • Aria sat at her desk with Pigtunia.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • As for Spencer, Aria, Emily, and Hanna, something shifted in them, too.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • Aria Montgomery’s fifteen-year-old brother, Michelangelo, wagged his head out of the family’s Outback window like a golden retriever.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • Before she left for Europe, Aria would sometimes see boys look at her from afar, intrigued, but then look away.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
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