How do you pronounce Aria?

Could someone please help me with the pronunciation of [name]Aria[/name]? Thanks! :slight_smile:

I dont know for sure, but when ilooked at it i immediatly read it as Are-ee-ah. Hard on the are, well like the word are, kwim? Thats how i read it but it could also be [name]Air[/name]-ee-a. Good [name]Luck[/name]!

Are-ee-uh

Ditto!

So, would you say ARE-ee-uh, or are-[name]REE[/name]-uh? Or something else? :wink:

ARE-ee-uh

agreed

I’m a huge classical music nerd as well as a baby name lover, so aria is a familiar word to me. [name]Aria[/name] is pronounced ARE-ree-uh, and it means a short opera segment in which the singer has a solo accompanied by an orchestra. Famous opera arias include “Papageno’s [name]Aria[/name]” from the [name]Magic[/name] Flute by [name]Mozart[/name], and “[name]Pamina[/name]'s [name]Aria[/name]” from the same piece.

You can hear it at the dictionary online:
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/aria

[name]Aria[/name] is a word name. Please don’t pronounce it like area, or (sorry), the part of diarrhea after the di-. Please do not!

LOL! [name]Karen[/name], you crack me up! I totally wasn’t expecting that last part! :slight_smile:

LOL! [name]Karen[/name], you crack me up! I totally wasn’t expecting that last part! :-)[/quote]

I guess I could have said, and it doesn’t sound like “[name]Maria[/name],” but I honestly didn’t think of it until after I posted. I think before people start saying maybe you could say it however you like, I had to post a warning. I could see someone not even making the connection to the word ‘area’ already - what if it was too late, what if she already loved the way it sounds? If not the OP, maybe someone’s reading, and goes, huh, that’s really nice?! I’m just providing a service. :slight_smile:

LOL! [name]Karen[/name], you crack me up! I totally wasn’t expecting that last part! :-)[/quote]

I guess I could have said, and it doesn’t sound like “[name]Maria[/name],” but I honestly didn’t think of it until after I posted. I think before people start saying maybe you could say it however you like, I had to post a warning. I could see someone not even making the connection to the word ‘area’ already - what if it was too late, what if she already loved the way it sounds? If not the OP, maybe someone’s reading, and goes, huh, that’s really nice?! I’m just providing a service. :)[/quote]

I’m with you, [name]Karen[/name]! :slight_smile:

Thanks for the help! [name]Karen[/name], you cracked me up with your example of how NOT to pronounce it! LOL :slight_smile: So, it’s ARE-ee-uh. Interesting name… I came across it in another post on here and thought it was kind of cute, but wasn’t totally sure how to say it.
Thanks everyone for the help - and the laughs! :wink:

I’ve pronounced it much like everyone else, but a girl at work when I wrote it down said it like
Ar-rye-uh

I would have said ARE-ee-uh too, like in music.

[name]Ah[/name]- ri- ah