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Definition an elaborate song for solo voice with accompaniment
  • The year before he died, Pavarotti sang an aria during the opening ceremony of the 2006 Winter Games in Turin.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • And she had no patience with his arias of the unreal.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • 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
  • I was triumphant and sang Italian arias.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Notes from the Underground
  • This outburst—this little aria—had come so swiftly that it surprised me; her fingers trembled slightly.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • The week's workload was heavy, but while thinking of Kalden, every query was some glorious aria.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • All Randy heard was a mockingbird tuning up for his morning aria.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • Right in the middle of the aria.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King's Men
  • He would put on his best clothes, shave, and play his favorite opera arias on the gramophone.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • 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
  • Only chants, songs, arias, speeches, cries, cheers, accusations, shrieks.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • 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
  • 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
  • Aria Montgomery burrowed her face in her best friend Alison DiLaurentis's lawn.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • 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
  • 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

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