from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The part of a concerto grosso in which the ensemble plays together; contrasted to the concertino
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Filling up; supplementary; supernumerary; -- a term applied to those instruments which only swell the mass or tutti of an orchestra, but are not obbligato.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In music, supplementary.
- n. Pl. ripieni (-nē). Such an instrument or performer.
From the Italian ripieno (Wiktionary)